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Jerry Sandusky’s son seeks name change

FILE - In this June 20 2012 file phoMatt Sandusky adopted sformer Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky

FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky filed papers Tuesday July 16, 2013 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. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

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Updated: July 18, 2013 10:56AM



BELLEFONTE, Pa. — 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 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 defense 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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