- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach and convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky is breaking his silence for the first time since his father’s trial in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Airing July 17 on OWN, Matthew Sandusky shares his personal account of what life was like growing up in the Sandusky home.

“At bedtime, his ritual began,” the now-married father says in a teaser for the show.

“Did the ritual happen every night?” Oprah is heard asking.

The televised interview with be Matthew’s first since his adopted father’s 2012 conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

“Matthew reveals never-before-heard details of the sexual abuse he experienced as a child at the hands of his adopted father, and why he is choosing to speak out now,” the show’s website says. “He shares a deeply personal account of the grooming, methodical control and manipulation he faced as a child and responds to the accusations his adoptive mother, Dottie Sandusky, made on national television accusing him of lying and stealing from the family.”

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced in October 2012 to 30 to 60 years in prison. Since his sentencing, dozens of men have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse, some claims dating back to the 1970s, the Huffington Post reported.

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