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Another coach, another charge of sexual abuse

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mozilla, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Mozilla

    Mozilla Guest

    Apologies if this is a DB.

    Don Peters banned; accused of abuse

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A former Olympic gymnastics coach accused of sexually abusing two athletes in the 1980s has been banned for life by USA Gymnastics and his place in the federation's Hall of Fame revoked.

    Don Peters, head coach of the 1984 U.S. women's Olympic team, was declared "permanently ineligible" after a disciplinary hearing by USA Gymnastics last week. Peters has already resigned from his coaching and director positions at his SCATS gym in Huntington Beach, Calif., and his ban will be published in USA Gymnastics' magazine and on its website.

    Two former gymnasts told the Orange County Register that Peters sexually abused them in the 1980s, when they were teenagers.

    In a Register story on Sept. 25, Doe Yamashiro, a former U.S. national team and SCATS member, said Peters began fondling her in 1986, when she was 16, and had sexual intercourse with her when she was 17.

    A second woman, who asked that her name not be used, told the Register that Peters had sex with her in 1985 when she was 18.

    The alleged abuse can't be prosecuted under California law because the statute of limitation has expired.

  2. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    I thought this could have. Een the former Red Sox clubhouse guy who molested kids during spring training.
  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I saw this a few weeks ago. Didn't Peters used to coach Julianne McNamara?
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    At least they weren't 10-year-old boys. #sarcasmforthosewhodontknow
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