HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) —
An adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is providing
details of the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his
Matt Sandusky, who was initially a foster child of the
Sanduskys, tells Oprah Winfrey in a TV show airing Thursday night that
his overnight visits with the family as a child were good "except for
one part, bedtime."
At bedtime, he says, Jerry Sandusky's "ritual began."
ritual is not discussed in the brief clip released Wednesday by the
Oprah Winfrey Network. The full interview airs Thursday at 9 p.m.
The network said Sandusky discusses the grooming,
methodical control and manipulation he faced as a child. He had also
discussed the alleged abuse in a documentary, "Happy Valley," shown
earlier this year.
Matt Sandusky is one of six children adopted by Jerry Sandusky and his wife.
Sandusky, once Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno's assistant and heir
apparent at Penn State University, was convicted of sexual abuse of 10
other boys but was not charged in his son's case. He is serving a 30- to
Matt Sandusky had been listed as a defense
witness at his father's 2012 trial, but he instead disclosed through
lawyers that he had also been abused and didn't take the stand.
He was placed in foster care with the Sandusky family in January 1995. He was adopted by the family after he turned 18.