U.S. Gymnasts Argue for Changes in Bill to Help Child Sexual Abuse Victims
Teachers and Coaches have such incredible power over children. They need to have that to be able to teach, but some take advantage of that and sexually abuse the children they teach. They will use their knowledge and life experience to influence minors that do not know any better. While many teachers and coaches are passionate about the important work they do, the abusers are very smart and will be able to disguise themselves as caring and devoted to the children.
Unfortunately, not all educational institution do the right thing and turn these predators over to the criminal system. These schools should always protect the most vulnerable, the students. Instead, they protect their brand. Not taking sexual abuse allegations seriously enables the abuser to continue the abuse.
Accusations of this type of abuse are hard for anyone to make; that’s why you don’t have to do it alone.