Tape: Sandusky's adopted son talks of sex abuse

Associated Press
Passersby look at a mural Monday, June 25, 2012, in State College, Pa. Artist Michael Pilato on Monday painted a blue ribbon — a symbol for awareness of child sexual abuse — on the portion of his "Inspiration State College" mural downtown that once included Sandusky. Over the weekend, he replaced the Sandusky image with Van Kuren's red handprint and a depiction of Dora McQuaid, a poet and advocate for domestic and sexual violence victims and issues. McQuaid is a Penn State graduate and former professor. (AP Photo/Genaro C. Armas)
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's son describes being sexually abused as an 8-year-old boy by the former Penn State assistant coach on a police interview tape obtained by NBC News.

Matt Sandusky told investigators he was abused after meeting his foster father through The Second Mile charity and a decade before Jerry Sandusky adopted him.

His attorneys confirmed the tape's authenticity to The Associated Press on Tuesday. NBC aired the tape on the "Today" show.

The attorneys say the tape "illustrates that he made the difficult decision to come forward and tell the painful truth."

On the tape, Matt Sandusky described showering with Jerry Sandusky and rolling over in his sleep to avoid being touched.

Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually abusing 10 boys. He hasn't been charged with abusing Matt Sandusky.

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