Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son reportedly was prepared to testify he was victim of father’s abuse

Jerry and Dottie Sandusky have adopted six children, and one of them reportedly was prepared to testify that he was a victim of his adoptive father’s abuse.

Matt Sandusky, 33, reportedly met with prosecutors this week to say for the first time that he was a victim of abuse by Jerry Sandusky.

The news came via a statement from the lawyers representing two of the alleged victims.

“During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse,” the statement reads. “At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators.”

The statement continued: “This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy.”

Matt met Jerry at the Second Mile charity when he was 10 years old and he later went to live with the family. It was recently revealed that Matt’s former wife wanted a restraining order last year to keep Jerry Sandusky from hosting sleepovers with the couple’s three children. Matt Sandusky also reportedly attempted suicide in 1995, and his biological mother says her son was upset about staying with the Sanduskys.

What’s interesting is that Matt started off being supportive of Jerry, visiting him at his home after the charges came out and sitting with the family last week during the trial. He decided he was willing to testify against Jerry after the trial began.

His name was actually mentioned during the trial when the man known as “Victim 4″ testified.

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Jerry Sandusky admitted in interview he sought children for his sexual needs? (Video)

Last November, Jerry Sandusky conducted an interview with Bob Costas of NBC that aired on “Rock Center.” Apparently NBC only chose to play a selection of the interview for its audience, because we’re just learning that Sandusky may have made somewhat of an admission of guilt while answering a question.

Sandusky had been talking about his involvement in The Second Mile charity before Costas pressed him.

“I’m a very passionate person in terms of trying to make a difference in the lives of some young people,” Sandusky said. “I worked very hard to try to connect with them. To make them feel good about themselves. To be something significant in their lives. Maybe this gets misinterpreted, has gotten depending on … I know a lot of young people where it hasn’t. I have worked with many, many young people where there has been no misinterpretation of my actions and I have made a very significant difference in their lives.”

Costas then challenged Sandusky.

“But isn’t what you’re just describing the classic MO of many pedophiles? And that is that they gain the trust of young people, they don’t necessarily abuse every young person. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of young boys you came into contact with, but there are allegations that at least eight of them were victimized.”

The video picks things up from there and shows Sandusky’s questionable answer:

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Love letters from Jerry Sandusky to alleged victim reportedly will be read at trial

Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, and a report says the former Penn State football coach will face plenty of damning evidence.

According to ABC News, love letters from Sandusky to the accuser known as “Victim 4″ will be read as testimony during the trial. ABC News was told the letters are “creepy” and that “one was written in the third person includes a lewd title and is a love story between a boy and a man.”

Additionally, Victim 4 is expected to be the first witness, and plans to show gifts allegedly given to him by Sandusky in exchange for their sexual relationship. The gifts allegedly include a set of golf clubs.

Victim 4 is the same alleged victim who claims he was sexually abused by Sandusky while on road trips with the football team. In November, San Antonio was investigating raising criminal charges against Sandusky based on his alleged abuse of the boy while in town for the Alamo Bowl.

In another significant decision concerning the trial, the judge decided not to allow the alleged victims to use aliases. Eight of Sandusky’s alleged victims are expected to testify against him. He’s facing 52 counts of child molestation charges.

Jerry Sandusky’s wife nearly ran over TV reporter Courtney Brennan (Video)

TV can lead to plenty of mistakes, but it can also lead to plenty of awesomeness. Take for instance the video above. WPXI reporter Courtney Brennan was doing a TV report Thursday night before Jerry Sandusky’s court appearance Friday, when bam! all of a sudden, out of nowhere, comes Sandusky’s wife Dottie barreling up the driveway, nearly knocking her over! Luckily Brennan jumped out of the way in time to avoid becoming the latest victim of the Sanduskys.

Brennan says Dottie revved the engine and went after her intentionally. You might be wondering what sort of person would try to run over a TV reporter, but the answer is sort of self-explanatory — the same person who remained married to an alleged child molester for 45 years.

Forearm bash to Deadspin for sharing the video

Jerry Sandusky Chimes in About Joe Paterno’s Death (With Exclamation Point!)

Former Penn State defensive coordinator and alleged child rapist Jerry Sandusky issued a statement on the death of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The exclamation point in the opening line accentuates his strange personality and how out of touch he is.

“This is a sad day! Our family, Dottie and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to Sue and her family. Nobody did more for the academic reputation of Penn State than Joe Paterno. He maintained a high standard in a very difficult profession. Joe preached toughness, hard work and clean competition. Most importantly, he had the courage to practice what he preached. Nobody will be able to take away the memories we all shared of a great man, his family, and all the wonderful people who were a part of his life.”

Given what Sandusky is likely to go on trial for, he probably should not be talking about legacies and memories. He’s not exactly the best voice to comment on Joe Paterno’s life.

Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Could Use the Old ‘He Was Teaching the Kids How to Properly Shower’ Defense

However much Jerry Sandusky is paying for his legal defense, he sure may be getting his money’s worth when it comes to creativity. In an interview with WHTM, one of Sandusky’s new attorneys, Karl Rominger, suggested a possible defense for Jerry Sandusky touching young boys in the shower. Get ready to have your socks knocked off.

“Some of these kids don’t have basic hygiene skills,” attorney Karl Rominger said. “Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body.”

Rominger issued a statement Thursday to clarify that his explanation was a hypothetical, and that it did not necessarily apply to Sandusky. I really don’t care what he’s saying, because I’d like to use this space to make it clear that that’s an awful explanation. There isn’t any logical explanation for why an adult man would be bear hugging young boys in a shower. And if you want to teach them proper showering techniques — which sounds pretty stupid to me — you don’t have to be naked in the shower to do so.

I just hope nobody on the jury would buy this, or any other lame excuse.

Thanks to LBS contributor Mona for sharing the story with us.

Jerry Sandusky Reportedly Coached at Juniata College Last Year Despite Failing Background Check

Jerry Sandusky coached the Juniata College D-III football team last season despite failing a background check, WHP-TV reports. WHP says Sandusky was denied an official coaching position for the team because he was being investigated. That didn’t stop him from reportedly attending practices, meetings, and all the team’s games.

Two players from the team say Sandusky would help call defensive signals from the press box. They say he would wait for the entire stadium to clear out before emerging from the press box after games. According to the report, the only documented evidence they have that Sandusky was coaching was a sighting at Franklin & Marshall College in September.

The head coach of the football team, Carmen Felus, reportedly was given distinct orders to keep Sandusky away from the team. He supposedly defied all orders, including one from the athletic director after the Franklin & Marshall sighting.

So what does all this mean? I think we can deduce two things.

One, Jerry Sandusky was still interested in coaching college football as recently as last year. Two, it shows that Sandusky can be defiant of rules and authority. He applied for a job and was denied, but that didn’t stop him from doing what he wanted to. Why would we have expected Penn State’s orders to stop him from coming on campus?

H/T Sports by Brooks