PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that over last three years 11 area youth coaches in Pennsylvania have been charged with attempting or having sexual contact with a player.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1e6LIpJ ) reports Sunday that its investigation found that eight of the coaches have admitted the crimes, two others are awaiting trial, and one killed himself.
Experts say the number of arrests in such cases has increased, partly because of a heightened awareness after the sexual abuse prosecution of Jerry Sandusky, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach. But they say the rate of assaults has likely remained the same.
Kate Staley of the Penn State Justice Center for Research says schools and parents seem to be waking up to the potential for such abuse.