Sandusky Trial Over, But Case Remains In Headlines
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was a bombshell that came out during the Jerry Sandusky trial, Sandusky’s adopted son claiming he too was allegedly abused.
Now, there are more details in an interview police recorded with Matt Sandusky.
According to NBC News, Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt, told police in secret interviews conducted four days into his father’s trial of years of alleged abuse.
“With like the showering, with the hugging, with the rubbing, with the just talking to me – the way he spoke,” Matt Sandusky said during the interview.
The 29-minute tape, obtained by NBC News, indicated Matt Sandusky’s claims he was repeatedly molested and tried to avoid being touched.
“If you were pretending you were asleep and you were touched or rubbed in some way, you could act like you were rolling over in your sleep so you could change positions,” he said.
Matt Sandusky told police he met Jerry Sandusky at The Second Mile charity.
He also told police on the tape that he began staying overnight at the Sandusky home and says he was molested for seven years from ages 8 to 15.
He told a police detective: “And when you were staying at his house, then he began to come into your bedroom and he would blow raspberries on your stomach and his hand would rub down.”
Matt Sandusky also told police: “I know that I really wanted to die at that point in time.”
Jerry Sandusky’s attorney, Karl Rominger, says he doesn’t believe any of it.
“Suffice it to say, Jerry disputes that,” said Rominger. “I think there’s a reason why the government didn’t call Matt to the stand in their case in chief; and you know, so read between the lines there.”
In fact, he says Matt Sandusky helped them carry the boxes into the prison at the beginning of the trial.
“I think, and I don’t know… listening to the tape right now to recall what’s on it, there’s some reference to the plaintiff’s attorney.”
Rominger say the tape directly contradicts sworn testimony Matt Sandusky gave to a grand jury.