Chris Riegel accuses coach Larry Moyer

“I was sexually abused by my personal coach from 1973 to 1981, and due to the absolute failures of the USGF (USAG) and USOC, it wiped away my youth, cut short my career, and left me with wounds that never heal,” Riegel wrote in a letter to USA Gymnastics and SafeSport last October. …

Riegel is going public now out of frustration over the way USA Gymnastics handled his case both when he was a teenager and since he filed a complaint with the sport’s national governing body last fall. …

Moyer was forced out of the sport in 1993 by Mike Jacki, president of what was then called the U.S. Gymnastics Federation. Jacki confirmed the move, but the expulsion was not an official act and was never formally announced or made public, and Moyer is not listed on USA Gymnastics or the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s banned lists, something Riegel wants to change. …

Moyer recently turned 77. He lives in a red brick row house on a quiet tree-lined street next to a cemetery in Allentown, 35 miles from Reading. …

BEHIND THE WALLS: Sexual abuse in American men’s gymnastics

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