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Son of abuser Jerry Sandusky seeks to have name changed

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse last year.

File: Jerry Sandusky, centre, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy
File: Jerry Sandusky, centre, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy

A SON OF former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is seeking to have his name changed more than a year after his adoptive father was convicted of child sexual abuse.

Matt Sandusky filed papers on Tuesday in Centre County Court seeking to have the names of him and his family changed.

Though the documents are sealed, they show he filed for a name change, along with his wife and four children.

Matt Sandusky had been expected to be a defence witness until the trial, when he told investigators that he also had been abused by Jerry Sandusky.

Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence and maintains he was wrongfully convicted. He is pursuing appeals.

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