Sandusky Son Wants New Name
As $60M victim settlement is approved
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2013 8:09 AM CDT
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.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

(Newser) – Matt Sandusky appears to want no association with the adoptive father he says sexually abused him, including one by name. The son of Jerry Sandusky has asked the Centre County Court in Pennsylvania to change his name, along with those of his wife and four children, the AP reports. No reason for the change has been made available since the file is sealed, reports CNN. Matt Sandusky is one of six children Jerry Sandusky adopted, and the only one to allege abuse. His request comes as a $60 million settlement has been approved for the majority of Sandusky's victims, the Daily Mail reports.

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Jul 18, 2013 11:28 PM CDT
Good for him!
Jul 18, 2013 12:46 PM CDT
This poor guy. Give him whatever name he wants (except maybe tsarnaev). I can understand the constant shame and scrutiny he must live under. I've got a friend who's even embarrassed to tell others he came from Sandusky, Ohio. That monster has probably ruined that name for all eternity.
Jul 18, 2013 9:47 AM CDT
So? Who can blame him? But, it would have been kinder not to publish this story.