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Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt Sandusky, is breaking his silence about the abuse he experienced from his father. When he was a kid, he said everything was fine until bedtime would hit.
Sandusky sat down with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that airs Thursday night on OWN, and he explained that the “ritual began” at night.
His father was convicted on 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 young boys over 15 years, and was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison back in October.
A teaser has been posted on Oprah.com of the interview, during which Sandusy says during his early days as a foster child at the Sanduskys, he felt a sense of belonging.
"The overnight visits were -- they were good. I mean, except for that one part, bedtime. Bedtime was the bad part. But any other time that we were in the home, that we were doing anything in the home with the family, it was fine and it was -- again, you would look at that family and you would say, wow. Like I wish that I had brothers and sisters that cared about me,” he said. “I wish that I had a motherwho cooked dinner every night for the whole family. I wish that I had all of these things. But then at bedtime, his ritual began.”
The former Penn State football coach hasn’t been formally charged with any counts of sex abuse relating to his adopted son. He is one of six children Jerry Sandusky and his wife, Dottie Sandusky, adopted.
Dottie has stayed by her husband’s side, telling Matt Lauer during a March interview, “I definitely believe him. Because if I didn't believe him, when I testified at trial, I could have not said what I said. I would have had to tell the truth.”