Jerry Sandusky’s son talks of his bedtime ‘ritual’

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This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN on Thursday, July 17. The network says Matt Sandusky describes grooming, methodical control and manipulation by his father. He’s one of six children Jerry and Dottie Sandusky adopted. Matt Sandusky settled a civil claim against Penn State. His allegations weren’t part of the criminal case that ended two years ago with a 45-count conviction for Jerry Sandusky, who is serving a lengthy prison sentence. (AP Photo/Harpo, Inc., George Burns) MANDATORY CREDIT: GEORGE BURNS

This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN on Thursday, July 17. The network says Matt Sandusky describes grooming, methodical control and manipulation by his father. He’s one of six children Jerry and Dottie Sandusky adopted. Matt Sandusky settled a civil claim against Penn State. His allegations weren’t part of the criminal case that ended two years ago with a 45-count conviction for Jerry Sandusky, who is serving a lengthy prison sentence. (AP Photo/Harpo, Inc., George Burns) MANDATORY CREDIT: GEORGE BURNS

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A son of child molestation convict Jerry Sandusky says Sandusky had a bedtime “ritual” at the family’s central Pennsylvania home.

The Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday released a clip of Winfrey’s interview with Matt Sandusky, who says he was sexually abused by his father.

Sandusky tells Winfrey he enjoyed spending time with the family except when it came time for bed. The full interview airs Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern.

The network says Sandusky also describes grooming, methodical control and manipulation by his father.

Jerry Sandusky is a former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of molesting 10 other boys. He’s imprisoned but maintains his innocence.

Matt Sandusky is one of six children adopted by Jerry Sandusky and his wife. He also described abuse in a documentary called “Happy Valley.”

Associated Press

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