Jerry Sandusky’s son Matt has come forward through his attorneys to say that he was abused by his father. The lawyers said Matt Sandusky came forward during the trial and was ready to testify for the prosecution if they needed him.
“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,” said attorneys Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici in a statement.
They said Matt requested a meeting with prosecutors and investigators and that was immediately arranged.
“This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt,” said the attorneys in their statement.
NBC News reported Thursday morning that Matt Sandusky was prepared to testify for the prosecution if Jerry Sandusky took the stand. NBC attributed to sources that the defense was told that before they decided not to have Sandusky testify. The attorneys’ statement confirms that was the case. Newswatch 16 saw Matt Sandusky at the Centre County Courthouse on Wednesday when Jerry Sandusky would have taken the stand.