Sports are a big part of many children’s lives. Sports help instill discipline and teach the value of teamwork and goal setting, among other things. Sadly, many children today have been robbed of that experience due to being sexually abused by those involved in youth sports programs.

Unfortunately, youth sports leagues can serve as the breeding grounds for pedophiles and child molesters because of the unimpeded access to children and the amount of time spent with children. While many parents are heavily involved in their child’s sports league, coaches, team administrators and other adult individuals still get to spend a lot of time alone with children. Between practice, traveling and fundraising events, there are many opportunities to sexually abuse children. And, often the general “warning signs” that can lead to sexual abuse – a coach driving kids home on a fairly regular basis, or sharing a hotel room with his players when he has no kids of his own – are ignored.

If you have been sexually abused by a member of a youth sports league, or suspect your child has been, notify law enforcement and learn your legal rights by contacting the Law Offices of Robert M. Wilson. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation and completely private consultation.