LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two women have told the Orange County Register they were sexually abused in the 1980s by the man who coached the 1984 Olympic gymnastics team.
USA Gymnastics is looking into the allegations against Don Peters, President Steve Penny said Sunday. Penny says athlete safety is a top priority for USA Gymnastics and sexual misconduct against minors is “unacceptable.”READ MORE: Kings Lose To Flames 3-2, Markstrom Makes 40 Saves
Should the federation find the allegations have merit, Peters could be subject to a lifetime ban.READ MORE: Statements From Los Angeles Community College District and California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Doe Yamashiro, who trained at Peters’ Huntington Beach gym, told the Register that Peters began fondling her when she was 16 and had sex with her a year later. A second gymnast, who asked that her name not be used, also told the paper Peters had sex with her when she was a teenager.MORE NEWS: First Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In LA County
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