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Matt Sandusky Says He Was Abused By His Adopted Father

Matt Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky's 33-year-old adopted son, was reportedly ready to testify against his father if asked, but the closing arguments took place without him ever taking the stand. He told prosecutors that he witnessed his father abuse children, but was ultimately never called to testify. Victim 4 testified that Matt Sandusky witnessed Jerry Sandusky standing with him in a shower, but that Matt left immediately before the abuse occurred.

On Thursday, the attorney of Matt Sandusky claimed that Matt was previously abused by Jerry Sandusky. After revealing this, Andrew Shubin asked reporters to respect Matt Sandusky's privacy.

"This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy. There will be no further comment."

The jury entered deliberations in the Sandusky trial on Thursday and is making a decision on the 48 counts against him, without knowing that Matt Sandusky alleged abuse by his father.

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