Matt Sandusky, Adopted Son of Jerry Sandusky, Accuses Former Coach of Abuse

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With jurors in the Jerry Sandusky trial currently locked in deliberations over the 48 counts of child sex abuse leveled against this former Penn State football coach, another major allegation has come to light:

Matt Sandusky says he was also abused by his adopted father.

Jerry Sandusky Mug Shot

Attorneys for Matt Sandusky - one of six kids adopted by Jerry and wife Dottie, who went to live with the couple as a foster care child - released the following statement on behalf of the 33-year old this afternoon:

"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. At Matt's request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators.

"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."

It's unclear why Matt Sandusky was never called to testify against Jerry, but it's too late now, as the case is over and jurors are sequestered during deliberations.

Described as a "a serial, predatory pedophile" by prosecutors in their closing argument, Jerry Sandusky faces life in prison if convicted.

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