Whos Who in the Jerry Sandusky Case
- PSU postseason ban lifted
- Baldwin testimony quashed; Curley, Schultz, Spanier hearing wraps up early
- Possible changes proposed to PSU sanctions
- Victim 9 sues Sandusky, PSU
- Judge sets hearing date for Spanier vs. Freeh case
- Jerry Sandusky lawyers file notice of another appeal
- Changes made to Jerry Sandusky appeal hearing
- PA Superior Court panel to hear Jerry Sandusky appeal
- Penn State community wants answers from administrator hearing
- Freeh stands behind findings in new interview
- Spanier denied access to some evidence
- Judge approves Matt Sandusky, family name change, documents possibly to be sealed
- Judge to seal Sandusky family request for name change
Judge approves Matt Sandusky, family name change, documents possibly to be sealed
Updated: Friday, March 14 2014, 10:32 AM EDT
By Marc Stempka
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Sources have confirmed to 6 News that family members of convicted child sexual abuser Jerry Sandusky have had their request to change their names approved, and a request to have court documents sealed in the case is under review.
6 News first reported the name-change paperwork was filed on July 17, and Tuesday reporter Gary Sinderson confirmed that petition to change the names of Matt Sandusky, his current wife, their child and three of his children from a previous marriage, was approved.
Matt Sandusky is the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky.
Sinderson reported that a new motion to seal all proceedings regarding the name change petition was filed in Centre County Court Monday.
Sinderson reported that generally the new name remains public, but a judge has agreed to review the special provision to seal the new names and all court related paperwork.
Sinderson reported with the documents being sealed, there would be no legal public record that the name change request was made.
Jerry Sandusky was sentenced in October 2012 to 30-60 years in state prison after being found guilty abusing 10 boys.