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Jerry Sandusky's son seeks to have name changed

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June 20, 2012: Matt Sandusky, right, adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. (AP)

A son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is seeking to have his name changed more than a year after his adoptive father was convicted of child sexual abuse.

Matt Sandusky filed papers Tuesday in Centre County Court seeking to have the names of him and his family changed. The documents are sealed, but they show he filed for a name change, along with his wife and four children.

Matt Sandusky had been expected to be a defense witness until the trial, when he claimed to investigators he also had been abused by Jerry Sandusky.

Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term and maintains he was wrongfully convicted. He is pursuing appeals.

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