BELLEFONTE, Pa. (June 21, 2012)--A lawyer who represents an adopted son of Jerry Sandusky says the man told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him.
Matt Sandusky, 33, is one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children.
His lawyer issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky and saying that he had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors during his father's sex abuse trial.
The statement says Matt Sandusky is "a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse," but it didn’t go into specifics.
The statement was released after jurors began deliberating 48 charges against the ex-coach.
Prosecutors say Sandusky met the 10 sex-abuse victims through his charity.
Lawyers for Matt and Jerry Sandusky and prosecutors did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Matt Sandusky's lawyer says his client met with investigators very recently.