The Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal continues to metastasize each day, as more sinister details emerge from the years between 1998 and 2008.
The earliest report of possible abuse could go back even earlier than 1998 to 1995. This case roots back to a boy named Matt.
Sandusky and his wife Dottie adopted six children, all from troubled backgrounds. One of these children was Matt.
Matt's biological mother, Debra Long, sat down with ABC News and described a frightening inside look at the way Jerry Sandusky used charm, gifts, and the power of Penn State football to allegedly groom young boys for sex.
Matt entered the Sandusky home in 1995 as the youngest adopted Sandusky child, reports the Patriot-News.
Sandusky became his mentor when the boy was just 10-years-old via The Second Mile charity for at-risk-youth. Matt was placed in juvenile hall after he set fire to a barn in 1995. Soon after that, he entered the Sandusky home and was officially adopted when he turned 18-years-old. Matt was placed in the Sandusky household by the Children and Youth Services at the request of Sandusky.
Long says that although Matt was initially excited and impressed by Sandusky, the relationship shifted.
It was as if Jerry owned Matthew, said Long.
My son was afraid of Jerry, she added, describing how Matt's impression of Jerry took a 180-degree turn.
As time went on, I would watch the same kid hide behind the bedroom door and say, 'Mom, tell him I'm not home.'
About four months after Matt went to live with Sandusky, he attempted suicide. The suicide attempt was made along with a girl who was also staying at the Sandusky house, reports the Patriot-News.
The probation department has some serious concerns about the juvenile's safety and his current progress in placement with the Sandusky family, wrote Terry L. Trude, a school-based probation officer, days after the suicide attempt.
The letter by Trude also included complaints made by Long related to concerns over Matt's safety and mental condition. Long wanted Matt to be placed in another foster home.
It wasn't until Jerry came into the picture that Matt started acting out in school. Matt ended up burning down a barn with another youth, you know -- it wasn't until Jerry came into the picture ... that mentor turned him from the quiet, good kid into -- what Jerry could use to take him, Long told ABC.
The night of his suicide attempt, Matt wrote a letter for the probation officer on his case saying: I would like to be placed back with the Sanduskys. I feel that they have supported me even when I have messed up. They are a loving caring group of people. I love both my biological family and the Sandusky family.
There is no further information given about the girl Matt attempted suicide with.
It is known that of the six children Sandusky and his wife Dottie adopted, five were boys and one was a girl. That one girl was Kara Sandusky.
There is an excerpt about Matt in Sandusky's book Touched and Kara herself contributes a warm sentiment, [He is] an incredible man who has touched the lives of so many.
Matt is not one of the victims listed in the grand jury report but he did present in front of the grand jury.
At 33-years-old, Matt continues to support Jerry Sandusky. He even took his children to Sandusky's house the day Sandusky was arrested. However, the mother of Matt's children immediately went to the court to file an order against Sandusky being alone with her kids.
After Sandusky's interview on Rock Center, when he denied all allegations against him to Bob Costas, Sandusky's victims are more ready than ever to tell their stories.
ABC News reports that multiple witnesses are willing to testify in court that they were sexually assaulted by the coach.
Ben Andreozzi, an attorney representing one such witness, said that one such victim called him immediately after Sandusky's interview to say he is ready to go to court.
He has decided to dig in his heels. He's not going anywhere. He fully intends to testify, said Andreozzi.
The attorney added that Sandusky elected to re-victimize these young men at a time when they should be healing.
Another boy supposedly willing to testify is Victim 1 in the grand jury report, the individual who was the first to come forward to authorities about the alleged abuse.