A 20-year toll: 368 gymnasts allege sexual exploitation
Posted on December 16, 2016     |     Firm News
INDYSTAR INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED THAT CHILDREN WERE BEING ABUSED IN GYMNASTICS GYMS, BUT NO ONE KNEW HOW WIDESPREAD THE PROBLEM WAS. UNTIL NOW.
A 12-year-old gymnast molested by an Olympic coach during “therapy” sessions.
Children as young as 6 secretly photographed nude by coaches.
Coaches who slipped a finger inside girls’ leotards.
A coach having almost daily sex with a 14-year-old at one of the country’s most prestigious gyms.
No one knows exactly how many children have been sexually exploited in America’s gyms over the past 20 years. But an IndyStar-USA TODAY Network review of hundreds of police files and court cases across the country provides for the first time a measure of just how pervasive the problem is.
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