How do sexual abusers in sports stay in power? How ought schools change in order to protect their student athletes from molesters? And how should parents be talking to their kids about speaking out? In the wake of Larry Nassar’s trial, which found the USA gymnastics team doctor guilty of serial sexual abuse, we talk about the crisis of sexual abuse of student athletes.
Substitute host Alejandro Alonso Galva speaks with guests Christine Willmsen, reporter for The Seattle Times and lead writer of a series entitled “Coaches Who Prey,” which looked at the dark side of female sports and the over 150 coaches fired in Washington State in the decade prior to 2003; and Joe McGettigan, the successful prosecutor of Jerry Sandusky, a former coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions who sexually abused young boys in his position as coach emeritus.