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Judge to seal Sandusky family request for name change

Updated: Tuesday, July 23 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa.

Officials in Centre County confirmed that family members of convicted child sexual abuser Jerry Sandusky filed paperwork to have all proceedings sealed regarding their request for name changes.

Officials confirmed to 6 News reporter Gary Sinderson that a new motion to seal all proceedings regarding the name change petition filed on behalf of Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt and other family members, was filed in Centre County court Monday.

Sinderson reported that generally the new name remains public, but a judge has agreed to a special provision to seal the new names.

Matt Sandusky was seeking the name change for himself, his current wife, their child and three of Matt’s children from a previous marriage, 6 News first reported July 17.

Sinderson reported with the documents being sealed, there would be no legal public record that the name change request for made.

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced in October 2012 to 30-60  years in state prison after being found guilty abusing 10 boys.

Judge to seal Sandusky family request for name change


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