ABC News: USA Swimming Coaches Molested, Secretly Taped Dozens of Teen Swimmers

Wow, look who just found out there’s such a thing as HS coach sex scandals? Gee, we’ve only been reporting on 250-plus a year for the past six or seven years. But, then again, until you see it on network TV, it really doesn’t exist, does it?

In a sex abuse scandal that some victims compare to what happened in the Catholic Church, at least 36 swimming coaches have been banned for life by the USA Swimming organization over the last 10 years because of sexual misconduct with teenagers they coached. The coaches have molested, fondled and abused dozens of swimmers, according to court records and interviews conducted by ABC News for reports Friday on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “20/20.”

One coach, Brian Hindson of Kokomo, IN, secretly taped teenage girls he coached in two high school pool locker rooms, one in which he directed girls to a “special” shower room where he had a hidden camera inside a locker.  “It was a sense of betrayal,” Indiana swimming star Brooke Taflinger told ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross for a report to be broadcast Friday on “20/20.”

USA Swimming Coaches Molested, Secretly Taped Dozens of Teen Swimmers – ABC News

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