Kelly Cutright: Gymnast Abused as Teen Says USA Gymnastics Covers Up Sex Abuse
Kelly Cutright, a former gymnast allegedly abused by her coach, charged that USA Gymnastics has covered up sex abuse charges by not releasing complaints filed against dozens of coaches, said the Indianapolis Star, adding that it found evidence of such complaints.
Cutright, who was abused as a teenager in 1999 according to court records, said USA Gymnastics should release the complaint files on the 54 coaches it has compiled. Her own coach was eventually sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting other children, noted the Savannah Morning News
“There’s no telling how many of those coaches are still coaching,” said Cutright, who the Star identified by her maiden name. “There’s no telling how many of those kids could still be in danger.”
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