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Matt Sandusky: 'I Really Wanted To Die At That Point In Time'

In a tape that was obtained by NBC News, Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matt said that there was a point in time that he attempted suicide while in a hotel with his girlfriend, according to an article by Laura Nichols of The tape was recorded a few days into Jerry Sandusky's child molestation trial. He does admit however, that he is not sure if he was suicidal because of the abuse that he recounted.

Matt, who was adopted by the Sandusky's when he was 18 years old, described his own interaction with the convicted Jerry Sandusky, which happens to mirror what a lot of the victims recounted during Jerry Sandusky's trial.

"It just was, just became very uncomfortable. You know, just with everything that was going on." When a police detective asks, "What was, what was going on?" Matt replied: "With like the showering, with the hugging, with the rubbing, with the just talking to me. The way he spoke. And just, the whole interaction with him alone. Anything, anytime we were alone just those interactions."

Matt Sandusky alleges that the abuse occured off and on before he was adopted, from ages eight to fifteen. Matt Sandusky finally came forward because he wanted a sense of closure.

"I came forward, I mean, for different reasons," he said. "But I mean for my family you know so that they can really have closure and see what the truth actually is. And just to right the wrong, honestly, of going to the grand jury and lying."

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