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Matthew Sandusky  

Child Sexual Abuse Survivor, Motivational Speaker and Founder of Peaceful Hearts Foundation

The Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal was one of the most highly publicized sex abuse cases in history. During the trial, Matthew disclosed that his adopted father, Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him from the ages of 10 to 16. Matthew’s disclosure interview to the police was leaked to the media. He and his family were placed in the center of a media firestorm.

Through the traumatic experiences Sandusky has experienced, he has decided to take on the role of advocate for CSA survivors. Sandusky is giving survivors a voice to raise awareness to an epidemic that still remains mostly silent. He is also showing survivors there is hope and that healing does happen.

Founder of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, along with his wife Kim, Sandusky helps promote stronger statute of limitation laws, education for children, stronger mandated reporter laws, and other legislation as the need arises. Peaceful Hearts also helps survivors of childhood sexual abuse find the support and love they need and deserve.

Sandusky is also an accomplished author, chronicling his years of abuse in his memoir, Undaunted: Breaking my silence to overcome the trauma of child sexual abuse, which sheds light on the truth about abuse and the healing journey that a victim goes through to become a survivor.

As an internationally recognized spokesperson, on the topic of child sexual abuse, Matthew is asked regularly to comment on breaking news. He has done a one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey, been featured in two documentaries, Happy Valley and Invisible Scars, and is regularly published in major newspapers across the country.

Sandusky attended Penn State University, studying Business. He was married in 2011 to his wife Kim. They still currently reside in State College, PA along with their five children.

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