A lawyer for Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son says Matthew Sandusky was also a victim of his father.
In a statement released by Andrew Shubin, Matthew Sandusky said he was prepared to testify against his father.
The Patriot-News first broke the story and Shubin confirmed his statement to NPR.
The Patriot-News reports that “Matt, 33, was adopted by Jerry and Dottie Sandusky as an adult, after going to live with the family as a foster child.”
The News adds:
“He has denied ever being abused by his adopted father until now. ‘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,’ Shubin said in a statement.”
In the statement, the lawyers said that Matthew contacted Shubin and his law partner Justine Andronici during the trial.
“At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators,” the statement read.