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  • Correction: Film-Sundance-Happy Valley story

    In a story Jan. 22 about the documentary "Happy Valley" about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an attorney for victims in the case, Tom Kline, had viewed and was satisfied with the film. In fact, it was Andrew Shubin, also an attorney for victims in the case, who viewed and was satisfied with the film.

  • FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, Matt Sandusky, right, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa.  Matt Sandusky is participating in the documentary "Happy Valley" about his father's sexual-abuse case to advocate for child sexual-abuse survivors. The 100-minute film is being screened this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Sandusky was expected to be a defense witness at Jerry Sandusky's trial but instead came forward to say that he had been abused by his adoptive father. Jerry Sandusky is appealing his conviction and 30- to 60-year prison term. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Sandusky's son takes part in film on Penn St. case

    The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims.

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    Jerry Sandusky's son Matt petitions to change his surname

    Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of convicted serial child molester and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, has filed a petition to change his last name.

  • Matt Sandusky (right), adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, during his father's trial on child-sex-abuse charges. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Birth mother: I raised questions about Jerry Sandusky

    Nearly two decades before Matt Sandusky's blockbuster allegation that he was sexually abused by his adoptive father, his biological mother raised questions about their relationship.

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    On tape, Sandusky's son tells police he was sexually abused

    Jerry Sandusky's son told police he was sexually abused starting when he was 8, a decade before the former Penn State assistant football coach adopted him, according to a police interview recording obtained by NBC News.

  • Matt Sandusky (right), adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, during his father's trial on child-sex-abuse charges. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    On tape, Sandusky's son Matt talks of sex abuse

    Jerry Sandusky's son told police he was abused starting when he was 8, a decade before the former Penn State assistant football coach adopted him, according to a police interview recording obtained by NBC News.

  • Matt Sandusky (right), adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, during his father's trial on child-sex-abuse charges. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    On tape, Sandusky's son Matt talks of sex abuse

    Jerry Sandusky's son told police he was abused starting when he was 8, a decade before the former Penn State assistant football coach adopted him, according to a police interview recording obtained by NBC News.

  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives June 21, 2012, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (Associated Press)

    Sandusky child sex abuse case goes to jury

    Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach's child sex abuse case went to a jury.

  • Jerry Sandusky arrives at the courthouse Thursday, June 21, 2012, for closing arguments of his sexual abuse trial, at the Centre County Courthouse, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

    Sandusky's adopted son says father abused him

    Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him.

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  • "I felt it was important to share my perspective as a survivor in this documentary," Matt Sandusky told The Associated Press in an emailed statement. "After seeing the film, I am hopeful that it will help people understand some of what I have gone through. Now, I am moving forward as an advocate, forming a foundation dedicated to empowering survivors and educating communities about child sexual abuse."

    Correction: Film-Sundance-Happy Valley story →

  • Matt Sandusky told the Centre Daily Times that he took part in "Happy Valley" because he has become strong enough to tell his story and wants to speak out to help other survivors.

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