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Matthew Sandusky: How Jerry Sandusky Made Sure I Didn't Tell

In 2012, former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Halfway through the nine-day criminal trial, his adopted son Matthew revealed to police that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky from the time he was a child. In high school, Matthew says, he tried to break off all contact with his adoptive father. After he and a friend accidentally set a barn on fire at age 16, Matthew says, Jerry Sandusky gave him an agonizing choice: Go to juvenile detention or move into his home. Watch as Matthew explains why he tried to commit suicide at 17, reveals how Jerry Sandusky continued to control his life and shares why he believes it took so long for a case to be brought against him.

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