U.S. sexual misconduct complaints against coaches

A Georgia judge ruled on Monday that sexual abuse complaint files compiled by USA Gymnastics should be released to the public, offering a look into the Olympic organization’s policies for handling child abuse.

The ruling, by Judge Ronald K. Thompson in Effingham County State Court, was celebrated as a victory by some former gymnasts who were victims of sex abuse. USA Gymnastics opposed release of the documents.

USA Gymnastics said it plans to appeal the ruling …

The judge said he is concerned about protecting the privacy of innocent parties, including victims and their families. Their names and medical records will be redacted. The names of coaches who have not been convicted of a crime also will be redacted. Thompson said the court will redact the files and open them to the public by Sept. 30.

Georgia judge to unseal USA Gymnastics sex abuse records

If you want more on that story listen to GymCastic episode 220. Jessica O’Beirne has been following the issue closely.

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