Child Sex Abuse In U.S. Gymnastics: Hundreds Molested –Report
Posted by feww on December 17, 2016
368 U.S. gymnasts allege sexual exploitation —IndyStar
At least 368 gymnasts in USA have alleged sexual abuse at the hands of their coaches, gym owners and other adults working in gymnastics over the past 20 years, rate of one every 20 days, reports IndyStar.
“And it’s likely an undercount.”
“IndyStar previously reported that top officials at USA Gymnastics, one of the nation’s most prominent Olympic organizations, failed to alert police to many allegations of sexual abuse that occurred on their watch and stashed complaints in files that have been kept secret.”
“All told, 115 adults at every level of the sport, from respected Olympic mentors to novices working with recreational gymnasts, were accused. The alleged abuse happened in every part of the U.S. — from Maine to California, Washington to Florida, and across the Midwest.”
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