Friday, February 8, 2013
The abuse took place during swim lessons at Mid-County YMCA in Brentwood in 1986 or 1987, according to the lawsuit.
A lawsuit filed against the YMCA of Greater St. Louis alleges an unidentified swim instructor sexually abused two young boys in 1986 or 1987 during lessons at the Mid-County branch in Brentwood. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) announced the lawsuit Wednesday. According to the suit, the two plaintiffs, referred to as John Doe A and John Doe B, do not remember the instructor’s name. They did not know if the instructor worked for the YMCA or acted as a volunteer. The abuse occurred almost every lesson, which occurred weekly for about a year, according to the suit. The lawsuit states the plaintiffs took semi-private swim lessons as boys, and they were the only two taking part in the lessons with the instructor. …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A lawsuit filed today accuses a coach of sexually abusing two students in the 1980s.
An unidentified swim coach has been accused of sexually abusing two boys, ages 11 or 12 years old at the time, at the Mid-County YMCA, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. 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 …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The suspect, Donald Ingerson, worked as a high school teacher at five or six school districts in St. Louis County.
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- Nate Birt
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A former St. Louis County high school teacher suspected of raping a student in the mid-1970s apparently approached police because he thought he could not be charged in the case, Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCullough said. Donald Ingerson, 67, is charged with one count of rape and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy. He taught at five or six school districts in St. Louis County beginning in the 1960s and continuing into the 1990s, McCullough said Tuesday during a news conference at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton. McCullough declined to identify the districts, though he said districts where the suspect worked have been notified and asked to contact police should additional victims come forward. It does not appear that …