Sex Abuse Allegations Spread Among High School Cheerleaders

From an AP story by James Pollard headlined “Sex abuse allegations spread against cheerleading industry”:

Sprawling allegations of abuse against cheerleaders reached Tennessee in a case that escalates the accusations facing some of the sport’s top institutions.

An adult coach sexually assaulted teenage boys at Premier Athletics, according to allegations in a federal lawsuit filed in Memphis that is similar to a previous complaint against Rockstar Cheer in South Carolina.

In both cases, attorneys say leaders at Varsity Spirit, which runs competitions, and the U.S. All Star Federation, the country’s cheerleading governing body, failed to provide a safe environment.