I’m very sad to say, but it was only a matter of time. The stories are different, but somehow always the same: a well-loved, well-trusted, often immeasurably talented individual infiltrates a youth serving organization to gain access to children. That person successfully victimizes, abuses and shames kids into silence, while receiving praise and respect from parents, the organization and often the community at large.
But it could never happen to our children. Never our coaches or counselors. Not in our community, right?