Mid-County YMCA Swim Coach Accused of Sex Abuse in Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed today accuses a coach of sexually abusing two students in the 1980s.
The abuse is reported to have occurred at the YMCA, in Brentwood, in 1986 or 1987.
"The boys were the only two students in a semi-private class, and the suit accuses the coach of showing the boys pornography, acting as a “big brother” figure and talking “graphically about sex” before progressing to sexual abuse."
Read the full article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A call to the Mid-County YMCA has not been immediately returned.
Update: The call was returned on Feb. 7, and as a result, the following statement regarding the accusation was emailed to Patch. It is attributed to the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, and dated February 6, 2013.
The YMCA of Greater St. Louis had no previous knowledge of these claims before today's public announcement. We have not been served with a copy of the lawsuit. While we will not comment on pending litigation, our top priority is the safety and security of our members and program participants.