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Former England captain Mick Mills 'turned a blind eye' to initiation ceremony abuse at Stoke City, which included sexual assault dubbed 'The Glove'
by Ian Herbert
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

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Football clubs risk being inundated with historic claims of sexual assault if a 1980s initiation ceremony known as 'The Glove' - carried out on Stoke City apprentices during Mick Mills' period managing the club - results in a financial damages case, a court has heard.

In a case which clubs the length and breadth of the country will be following, George Blackstock, now 43, claims he was held down on the changing room physio table to be submitted to a ritual in which Ralgex was smeared on a goalkeeper's glove and put up his bottom. He is suing former goalkeeper Peter Fox and the club for at least £5,000, citing “distress, pain, humiliation, injury, loss and damage.” His barrister, Aswini Weereratne, described the dressing room door being closed and the then 16-year-old “struggling and screaming while Mr Fox held the glove.” It took football's “macho culture... far too far,” she said. Mills, who captained England in the 1982 World Cup finals and later received the MBE, was accused of turning “a blind eye” to the “gloving” of several players with one form of sexual assault known as “The Finger” involving penetration of the player.

The case was heard three days after David Beckham revealed that his own initiation ceremony at Manchester United involved him having “to look at [teammate] Clayton Blackmore's calendar and do certain things.”' Gary Neville has also described in his autobiography being “stripped naked and having the whole United kit rubbed into you in dubbin with wire wool brush.”

Stoke City's barrister, Nicholas Fewtrell, who is seeking to get the case thrown out at Preston County Court, declared that a “Pandora's Box” will be opened if the judge examining it allows MR Blackstock's barrister to launch a full civil prosecution. “If one is taking the lid off Pandora's Box, it is not likely to be an isolated event,” Mr Feurtrell said. “Of course it is important to Mr Blackstock but the practice of punishments, pranks, initiations will have been common at clubs in all sorts across the working community.”

Other cases are pending. “We know that there are other potential claims in the wings and that other witnesses are set to jump on the bandwagon,” Mr Feutrell said. “And if it went on at Stoke….” He also told Judge Philip Butler that it would be wrong to apply 21st century values about footballers' behaviour to the 1980s. “Are we going to start trying to put right what was not probably perceived as wrong, 20, 30 or 40 years ago? There has been a change in social attitudes.”

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The judge said it was important to differentiate between this case - in which no sexual motive is alleged - and other historic cases which have emerged about the 1980s. “This is an act which had a sexual connotation, even in 1986, but there is no sexual gratification,” the Judge said. “In the current climate there is rightly a focus on abuse - and I'm talking about Jimmy Savile,” said Mr Fox's barrister, John McNeill. “That case is a step up from this.”

The day's evidence painted a detailed picture of an alleged bullying culture at Stoke, with the club's former Wales international George Berry and midfielder Tony Kelly both named as perpetrators of abuse. Blackstock was allegedly subjected to the punishment because the tea he had made for the first team players was only luke warm. As a result, he was held down on the physio's table, while other players yelled: “Foxy, give him the glove!” Ms Weereratne also said a “bad call” when Mr Blackstock was running the line during a training session game provoked “the tea pot” ceremony - in which the pot was placed on the teenager's backside, in the first team dressing room, which was close to Mills' office at Stoke's one-time stadium, the Victoria Ground.

Earlier in the proceedings, the court heard that Mr Fox's then Stoke teammates, Lee Dixon and Steve Bould, were also in the room during the incident. There is no suggestion that either Dixon or Bould were involved in any wrongdoing.

The court heard a written statement from another apprentice, Ian Gibbons, who was 'gloved' a month after Mr Blackstock “I remember George had brought tea for some of the players and some complained it was not warm enough. The players held him down and the hot teapot was placed on his backside. Peter Fox went over to George and inserted his glove into his backside. I remember George being hysterical and crying. It was awful to witness.” This was not normal conduct, said Ms Weereratne. “1986 was not the primitive ages,” she said.

Mr Feurell told the court that the damage to Mills' reputation of the case being allowed to proceed to a full civil hearing was substantial and he argued that the lapse of 25 years since the alleged event took place made a fair trial impossible. Mr Blackstock claimed that he had not reported the alleged abuse sooner because it would have jeopardised his chances of getting a professional contract. But the court heard evidence that Mr Blackstock's career had by means deteriorated after he had left Stoke in 1986 - a year when none of the trainees were retained. The Youth Trainee Scheme logbook for 1986 showed no evidence that Mr Blackstock was unhappy, My McNeill said. The court heard that this was the third compensation that Mr Blackstock had made in the intervening years and that Mr Gibbons had said that at least another four complainants were “in it for the money.” Mr Blackstock now works as a driver and a store-man for a double-glazing firm. The case continues.

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'Lucie' internet alias used to entrap boys for sex
by Malcolm Curtis
15 January 2014

A 20-year-old male athletic trainer in Geneva who adopted a female persona on Facebook to entrap young people is under arrest for sexual assault, sexual activity with children and pornography, according to a report.

Using the alias of “Lucie” and provocative photos of a blonde woman, the trainer lured at least 15 young people into sending him lewd photos and videos of themselves, the Tribune de Genéve reported online on Wednesday. To obtain even more images of his victims — exclusively adolescents — he blackmailed them by threatening to publish intimate images on the internet, the newspaper said in a report.

And the suspect got at least one of the victims to perform oral sex for him, the report said. His “Lucie” Facebook page has garnered more than 456 “friends”. The victims discovered so far who have reportedly sent dozens of photos and videos to the accused, include two under the age of 16 who filed a complaint last year with the support of their parents, the Tribune de Genève said. Three young people between 16 and 18 years old were also victimized. Some of them are members of the sports club where the coach oversaw small children, the Tribune said.

The man has been detained since the end of last year while the investigation continues. He was found out when he met with a boy and told him that he knew “Lucie”, encouraging him to send her videos of himself engaged in sexual activities. The coach then offered to make it easier for him by offering to participate in the video, which led the boy performing oral sex on him four times, the Tribune said.

The accused regrets what happened, according to his lawyers, who told the newspaper that their client “collapsed in prison and is now taking sleeping pills and antidepressants”.

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Sri Lanka sacks officials over sex scandal
27 May 2015

Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lankan cricket's governing body on Wednesday announced the sacking of three officials after allegations that members of the women's national team were asked to perform sexual favours to keep their places.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said all three officials were shown the door at the end of their contracts last month after an internal inquiry found two of them guilty of sexual harassment and a third of improper conduct. The board said in a statement that "there was no evidence of any physical intimacy" by any of the three men, none of whom have been named.

But the investigation had nevertheless determined that "there have been a few incidents of sexual harassment which were committed by two male officials" and that the third was guilty of "improper conduct... which did not amount to sexual harassment," the SLC added.

Sri Lanka's sports ministry said at the weekend that criminal prosecutions would follow after its own inquiry had found two team managers demanded sexual favours from team members. Under Sri Lankan law, anyone found guilty of sexual harassment can face up to five years in prison plus an unspecified fine.

The board said both its own report and the separate inquiry by the sports ministry had highlighted the "unsatisfactory situation" involving the women's team where there was "favouritism and bias". "Both reports have commented adversely on the failure to ensure that a female manager handles the women's cricket team," SLC said, adding that they will take appropriate action to "rectify" management issues.

Despite the sports ministry's weekend announcement, no charges have been brought against any official so far. An independent panel was asked by the ministry last November to investigate local media allegations that unidentified players were dropped from the team for refusing to have sex with sports officials.

Sri Lanka's Children's Minister Rosy Senanayake, who is also responsible for women's issues, told reporters in Colombo on Saturday that she was closely following the case. "It is a shameful incident," Senanayake said. "We want to put a stop to this kind of behaviour." She said she was closely monitoring the progress of the case and wanted the perpetrators brought to justice.

Cricket is hugely popular in Sri Lanka and the women's team are regulars in major international tournaments.

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2 gymnasts allege sex abuse by doctor for USA Gymnastics
By WILL GRAVES and ANDREW DALTON
September 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two gymnasts, including a member of the 2000 U.S. women's Olympic team, say they were sexually abused by a former longtime doctor for USA Gymnastics, court documents and interviews show.

Dr. Larry Nassar, 53, who worked for decades for the gymnastics organization until his dismissal last year, sexually groped and fondled the teenage Olympian under the guise of physical therapy during her elite career, according to a lawsuit filed last week in California. The Olympian is identified as "Jane Doe" in the lawsuit against Nassar and the USA Gymnastics organization. Her attorneys on Monday identified her only as a medal-winning member of the team that competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The second gymnast, Rachael Denhollander of Louisville, Kentucky, told the Indianapolis Star newspaper that Nassar sexually abused her in 2000 while she underwent treatment for lower back pain at Michigan State University, where Nassar is a faculty member. Denhollander, who was 15 at the time, told the Star that Nassar became gradually more abusive over the course of five treatments, including massaging her breasts and penetrating her. She said she filed a complaint last month with university police.

Denhollander said her mother was at the therapy sessions, but that Nassar positioned himself in such a way that she couldn't see what was happening. "I was terrified," Denhollander said. "I was ashamed. I was very embarrassed. And I was very confused, trying to reconcile what was happening with the person he was supposed to be. He's this famous doctor. He's trusted by my friends. He's trusted by these other gymnasts. How could he reach this position in the medical profession, how could he reach this kind of prominence and stature if this is who he is?"

Nassar's attorney, Matthew Borgula, said in an email to the Associated Press that Nassar plans to "vigorously defend himself." "Dr. Nassar denies any misconduct relating to any gymnast, patient or anyone else," Borgula wrote. "To the extent he provided medical treatment to anyone, that treatment was always done with consent of the patient. He is proud of his 29 years of volunteer service with USA Gymnastics."

The California lawsuit says that USA Gymnastics negligently suppressed, concealed or failed to disclose knowledge that Nassar had engaged in sexual conduct with team members. "Our client represents the very best America has to offer," John Manly and Vince Finaldi, the attorneys who filed the lawsuit, said in a statement. "She sacrificed her youth and adolescence, spending thousands of hours in rigorous and often painful training to bring glory to our nation as an Olympic athlete. She had an absolute right to trust USA Gymnastics, its coaches and staff. Unfortunately, they have proven time and again that they are more interested in protecting the reputation of their multi-million-dollar enterprise than the child athletes who are entrusted to their care."

The lawsuit does not provide specific instances where USA Gymnastics knowingly withheld information. USA Gymnastics released a statement Monday night indicating that Nassar was relieved of his position in the summer of 2015 when the organization's President Steve Penny went to authorities when learning of athlete concerns about Nassar. "USA Gymnastics has cooperated fully with the law enforcement agency since we first notified them of the matter, including - at their request - refraining from making further statements or taking any other action that might interfere with the agency's investigation," the statement read. "We are grateful to the athletes for coming forward to share their concerns when they did."

Nassar has also been temporarily relieved of clinical and patient duties with Michigan State, where he is an associate professor in the sports medicine program, pending the police investigation into the criminal complaint, according to school spokesman Kent Cassella.

Graves reported from Pittsburgh.
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Sexual abuse in English soccer exposed as victims speak out
By ROB HARRIS
25 November 2016

LONDON (AP) -- Former English soccer players who were subjected to years of sexual abuse by youth team coaches entrusted with their care are breaking cover to expose the game's dark secrets.

Harrowing stories of assaults on young players by men they relied on to turn them into professionals are forcing authorities and clubs to finally address how child abusers were able to exploit their positions of power and why the behavior wasn't confronted earlier.

The abuses were first uncovered two decades ago with the conviction of English coach Barry Bennell in the United States and his homeland. Bennell worked in academies across northwest England including Manchester City, Stoke and Crewe Alexandra, which was renowned as a center for turning raw talent into the complete footballer. The torment suffered by players is only now receiving more widespread attention along with a determination to discover how far reaching sexual exploitation of youngsters has been in English soccer.

Four police forces across England, including London, have opened investigations after being contacted about Bennell and other unnamed people. Leading clubs Manchester City and Newcastle said they are assisting authorities and the players' union has been guiding the players who revealed their identities. "They have been very courageous in coming forward after suffering in silence for years," Michael Bennett, head of player welfare at the Professional Footballers' Association, told the Associated Press on Friday. "I think the dam has just been busted, the guys who have come forward have been a catalyst," Bennett said, disclosing that eight more players have contacted him in the last day about going public.

Andy Woodward, who went on to play for Sheffield United, testified in Bennell's 1998 court case and was the first player to go public recently a year after contacting Bennett. Since then, other retired players have been emerging to tell their stories of abuse at the hands of other coaches. The prospect of boys being turned into well-paid soccer stars meant that parents often handed over control of their children to football clubs and their coaches. "My life has been ruined until the age of 43, but how many others are there?" Woodward said. "I'm talking about hundreds of children who Barry Bennell cherry-picked for various football teams and who now, as adults, might still be living with that awful fear."

Woodward's story gave other victims of Bennell and unnamed coaches the courage to come forward and compel authorities to end the inertia that surrounded the 1990s revelations. "We're victims of a horrible, horrendous thing that happened in the early 80s and 90s," Woodward said after leaving a meeting with the English Football Association on Thursday. "Ex-players are suffering so much and suffered in silence for so many years. We went through hell."

Manchester City launched an investigation after David White and Paul Stewart, who played for the club across the 1980s and 1990s and went on to feature for England, came forward with their stories. "The club is aware of allegations that Barry Bennell had an association with Manchester City Football Club in the 1980s," City said in a statement. "As a result the club is undertaking a thorough investigation of any past links he might have had with the organization."

City's response came 21 years after Bennell was first convicted in the United States. In Jacksonville, Florida, the Englishman pleaded guilty to six counts of custodial sexual battery in exchange for four years in prison. He had been charged with raping a boy and repeatedly sexually assaulting a player from a youth team he had escorted to the U.S.

After serving his sentence in the U.S., Bennell was convicted again in Britain - receiving a six-year sentence for 23 offences. The case received little publicity at the time. But Bennell was jailed for a third time in 2015 when he pleaded guilty to abusing a boy at a football camp in northern England in 1980, prompting a fresh examination of his crimes and potential abuses by other coaches. Bennell is not currently in prison. "I believe there was a conspiracy and pedophile ring," Jason Dunford, a youth team player with Manchester City, told the BBC on Friday. "There were people at those clubs who had a duty to look after boys coming through their system."

A police force based near Crewe and Manchester said 11 people had contacted them already this week and that the allegations were made against more than one person. A children's charity has received a flood of calls since setting up a dedicated helpline for footballers in conjunction with the Football Association. "These are heinous crimes and they need to be investigated by the police and they will get our support," FA chairman Greg Clarke said.

There are echoes of the child molestation scandal that erupted in U.S. college sports involving Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State University. He was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison.

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MSU coach shrugged off Nassar warning in 1990s
By Matt Mencarini
January 31, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS - Michigan State University's head women's gymnastics coach cautioned a teenage girl who brought concerns about medical treatments from then-MSU doctor Larry Nassar in the late 1990s that filing a complaint could lead to "serious consequences," according to court documents filed Tuesday.

Now an adult, the woman identified in court documents as Jane BMSU Doe moved to join the federal lawsuit against MSU, Nassar, USA Gymnastics and Twistars Gymnastics Club. She alleges Nassar sexually assaulted her on several occasions between early 1997 — when she was training as a youth "under the instruction of Kathie Klages" — and late 1999, including hours after she brought concerns to coach Klages, according to the motion.

The alleged sexual assaults occurred during medical procedures, according to the court documents, and Klages told the girl to get treatment from Nassar for lower back pain. According to the court documents, Klages told the girl, who was 16 or 17 at the time, that she had known Nassar for years and could not imagine him doing anything questionable, and that moving forward with a complaint would have serious consequences for Nassar and the girl. She further explained that the girl must have been "misunderstanding" or "reading into" the treatment Nassar was providing.

A message was left seeking comment from Klages. Nassar, through his attorneys, has denied any wrongdoing and said he performed a legitimate medical procedure.

The court documents filed Tuesday seek to add the woman as a plaintiff to the federal lawsuit, which was filed Jan. 10 and included 18 plaintiffs. Since then eight more women or girls have either been added to the lawsuit or requested to join it, which would bring the total number of alleged victims to 26. Nassar is facing five other lawsuits, one of which names MSU as a codefendant.

Lawsuits also contain allegations that trainers, doctors and others were aware of allegations as early as 1997, but the court records filed Tuesday are the first to name an individual who is alleged to have been told of concerns about Nassar.

According to the court documents, the conversation between Klages and the teenage girl in the late 1990s left the girl "feeling intimidated, embarrassed and scared, and caused (her) to believe that nothing illegal or tortious was happening."

Later that day, the teenage girl saw Nassar for another medical appointment, according to the motion, during which Nassar told her that Klages informed him of the conversation and that she wasn't understanding the proper medical procedure.

The woman's request to join the lawsuit is among three others since last week, including a current MSU scholarship athlete who alleges that in September an MSU representative told her team not to answer questions from police about Nassar. An MSU coach also told the athlete's mother that Nassar's "digital penetrations" of her daughter's "vagina was a proven medical treatment," according to court documents.

MSU spokesman Jason Cody declined to comment on specific allegations. He said the university has encouraged anyone with information about Nassar or who thinks she may be a victim to contact the university's police department and Title IX office. "MSU Police and the state Attorney General’s Office are investigating all allegations thoroughly," he said Monday.

In the university's strongest statement to date, Cody added that "If evidence is uncovered that an MSU employee sought to interfere with the criminal case or prevent individuals from coming forward, we will take appropriate action. The university will not tolerate any interference with the investigation."

Nassar, 53, of Holt, worked for MSU for nearly 20 years and for USA Gymnastics for nearly 30 years. The university fired him in September and he no longer works with USA Gymnastics.

Since September, more than 60 women or girls have told law enforcement they were sexually assaulted by Nassar, officials have said. Many of the allegations date back decades and involved alleged sexual assaults during medical procedures.

Nassar was charged in November in Ingham County with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person younger than 13. That alleged victim was not a patient. In December, Nassar was indicted on two federal child pornography charges, and an FBI agent testified a search of Nassar's Holt property found computers or hard drives with more than 37,000 images or videos of child pornography. He faces up to life in prison on the state charges. Thus far, he has not been charged in connection with his role as a doctor.

Source: Lansing State Journal via Detroit Free Press

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Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal
March 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.

Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time national champion rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard recounted their experiences before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

They told the committee of their abuses by Dr. Larry Nassar, who is in jail without bond in Michigan and also faces federal child pornography charges.

"USA Gymnastics failed its most basic responsibility to protect the athletes under its care," Dantzscher said through tears.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is co-sponsoring a bill that requires organizations overseeing Olympic sports to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement or child-welfare authorities.

The bill and proposed changes to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act come in the aftermath of the sex abuse scandal that led to the resignation of USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny.

"They failed to take action against coaches, trainers and other adults who abused children," Dantzscher said. "And they allowed Dr. Nassar to abuse young women and girls for more than 20 years."

Penny is a co-defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by Dantzscher, who has accused Nassar of sexual abuse.

Dominique Moceanu, a 1996 gold medalist, described a "culture of fear, intimidation and humiliation, established by Bela and Marta Karolyi." The legendary coaches are named in Dantzscher's civil lawsuit for physical abuse.

U.S. Olympic Committee official Rick Adams and Stafford County (Va.) Commonwealth's Attorney Eric Olsen also testified. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the committee chairman, criticized USA Gymnastics for declining to testify.

Moceanu, now an advocate, spoke about emotional and verbal abuse during her time with USA Gymnastics. She said there is an "urgent need" to change the culture of the organization.

Howard said, "It has become glaringly obvious that USA Gymnastics has not done nearly enough to protect athletes from any form of abuse."

Feinstein, who has been critical of USA Gymnastics' handling of the sex-abuse scandal, said she met two months ago with former gymnasts who were abused as teenagers and carried the trauma with them as adults. Dantzscher and Howard said they didn't realize as teenagers that Nassar had abused them.

"Dr. Nassar acted as the good guy, supporting me emotionally and promising me relief from the pain," Howard said. "Now I know that in actuality he expertly abused me under the guise of 'treatment.'"

Nassar also was the doctor for Michigan State University's gymnastics team. He's been charged with sexually assaulting young gymnasts in the Lansing area and faces lawsuits from dozens of former athletes. He has denied wrongdoing.

As part of the proposed legislation, governing bodies under the USOC umbrella would be required to report allegations of sexual abuse to law enforcement and train employees on how to handle situations. The statute of limitations for victims to sue their abusers would be extended.

"Young athletes should not have to fear victimization from coaches, doctors and other officials," Feinstein said at a news conference after the hearing.

Retired gymnast Jeanette Antolin said at the news conference she was sexually abused by her first coach. She praised the proposed legislation, saying "for so long we felt like we had no voice."

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US gymnast Maroney reveals abuse by team doctor
by Chris Lefkow
October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast McKayla Maroney, inspired by the "Me Too" movement, revealed on Wednesday that she was molested for years by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Maroney, 21, said in a statement on Twitter that Nassar, who is facing trial on more than 20 counts of sexual assault, began molesting her at the age of 13 and it continued throughout her gymnastics career. "Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving 'medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years,'" Maroney wrote. "It started when I was 13 years old, at one of my first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn't end until I left the sport. It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated,'" she said.

She said the abuse even occurred during the London 2012 Olympics, where Maroney was a member of the "Fierce Five" US squad who won the team gold medal. "It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver (in vault in London)," Maroney wrote.

Maroney posted her statement with the #MeToo hashtag, the campaign encouraging women to denounce experiences of sexual abuse that has swept across social media in the wake of the wave of allegations targeting Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. "Everyone's words over the past few days have been so inspiring to me," Maroney said in the statement on her Twitter account @McKaylaMaroney. "I know how hard it is to speak publicly about something so horrible, and so personal, because it's happened to me too," she said.

Maroney is the most high-profile US gymnast to speak out so far about sexual abuse by the former team doctor. "People should know this is not just happening in Hollywood," Maroney said. "This is happening everywhere. Wherever there is a position of power, there seems to be a potential for abuse," Maroney said. "I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there were unnecessary and disgusting," she said.

Maroney, from Long Beach, California, said one incident of abuse occurred during the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo. She said Nassar gave her a sleeping pill "and the next thing I know I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a 'treatment.'" "I thought I was going to die that night," she wrote, adding that she hoped her statement would encourage others to speak out. "Silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it's time to take our power back," she said.

Nassar was involved with USA Gymnastics for nearly three decades and worked with the country's gymnasts at four separate Olympic Games. His case was part of a wide-ranging scandal which forced the resignation of USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny last year. Penny was accused by victims of failing to quickly notify authorities about abuse allegations. More than 350 gymnasts were reportedly abused according to an investigation by the Indianapolis Star.

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