A 9-month investigation revealed the abuse and sexual abuse of several hundred female gymnasts competing for the U.S. Gymnastics team.
According to an ESPN article, “at least 368 gymnasts throughout the United States have alleged being the victim of some form of sexual abuse over the past 20 years.”
While it appears that some USA Gymnastics affiliated gyms go above and beyond to keep young athletes and gymnasts safe, there has clearly been a rampant cycle of abuse for years. Coaches with previous history of sexual abuse were, in several instances, allowed to continue coaching young women and girls.
Our hearts go out to any families affected by this scandal nationwide.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse or mental abuse at the hands of a US Gymnastics gym or any other training center in California, Hinman Law Group is here to help.
We have extensive experience handling sexual abuse cases and know these situations can be difficult for families. We listen closely and always treat every client with respect.