Sports are a great way for children and teenagers to be active and bond with other kids. Being part of a team allows for the opportunity to achieve success and develop character. A child may look to their coach for advice and by trusting in that relationship, it may put them in a vulnerable position.
Unfortunately, not all coaches are trustworthy and many cases of sexual abuse of children have been reported. Coaches and organizations that manage sports programs are responsible for the children in their care. If child abuse occurs, they should be held accountable for their actions.
If you know of a child or young adult who has been sexually abused by a coach, contact the Reinken Law Firm. We aggressively defend victims of sexual abuse and they may be able to receive compensation for their injuries. Call us at (203) 541-0090 for a free consultation.