The attorney for Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matt Sandusky released a statement saying that Matt is a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse.
When this happened, the jury had already been sequestered, so they will not know this information when deciding a verdict. But certainly a large development in the case.
Thursday, one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted children spoke out saying that he is a victim of his adopted father's sex abuse.
Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici, the attorneys for Matt Sandusky, released a statement that said in part:
"During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in the case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse."
This statement comes after Matt has denied ever being abused by his adopted father until now. His attorney's say that Matt was prepared to testify truthfully at the trial if called on by prosecutors, which was likely to happen if his father testified.
While the statement does not affect the trial directly, it could make an impact in civil cases in the future.
33-year-old Matt Sandusky was adopted after living with the Sandusky family as a foster child.
Also, alleged victim eleven who did not testify in the trial spoke to Kate Snow on NBC's Rock Center about how Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him at least 100 times.
Alleged victim eleven is 30-year-old Travis Weaver did not testify in the trial - but he did tell his story to the Grand Jury last year.
This is the first time we've been able to hear from any of the alleged victims in the Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal.
Weaver started out the interview straight to the point.
- Kate Snow: If he were sitting here right now... What would you do?
- Travis Weaver: I'd punch him in the mouth.
- Kate Snow: Would you say anything?
- Travis Weaver: There's no need to say anything... He knows what he did... I know what he did.
While Matt Sandusky and Travis Weaver have spoke out against Sandusky, their statements should not affect the trial because the jury has already been sequestered.
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