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Matthew Sandusky: "He Picked Me Out from a Camp of Hundreds of Other Children"

Aired on 07/17/2014 | CC tv-14
In 1977, former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky founded the children's charity the Second Mile, an organization designed to nurture underprivileged and at-risk youths. In 2012, Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, and most of the victims who testified in the trial said they had met him through the Second Mile. (The organization, however, has never been charged with wrongdoing.) Another child who met Jerry Sandusky through the Second Mile was Matthew, whose single mother enrolled him in the camp to provide him with positive male role models. Matthew was eventually adopted by Jerry Sandusky, and revealed near the end of the 2012 trial that he had been sexually molested for years by his adoptive father. Watch as Matthew reflects on his initial meeting with Jerry Sandusky and explains how the grooming process began that first day.

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