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Could a Sex Offender be Coaching Your Kids? - Advice to Protect Children

We saw this article on About.com written by Robin McClure and thought it was highly relevant.  The advice in the article is sound and can be applied to many things besides coaching.  Recently there was a case reported in Easton, Connecticut regarding a teenage babysitter abusing the 2 girls he was watching. You miight not be able to run a background check on a minor; however, other adivce in the article below like stopping in unexpectedly and talking to your children can be helpful in protecting them.  Unfortunately, sexual predators are highly skilled in fooling even the most suspicous parents. Could a sexual offender be coaching or working with your kid?  It's possible, and often parents don't ask enough questions before signing their kid up to participation in sports or other activity whether background checks are done.  Many adults blindly trust their child's coach, adult leader, or community volunteer, somehow thinking that anyone who would volunteer their time to work with kids must be a "good guy."  Unfortunately, that's not always the case. While more and more organizations are requiring a background check before an adult can coach/supervise a kid, that's not always the case.  The reason?  Background checks cost money and require someone to administer the checks, and organizations may not have funds available.  Some groups even require the individuals who are interested in coaching to pay for the background checks themselves, but when parent volunteers and coaches are sometimes hard to find, that can make finding people who agree to take on the task even more difficult.

Jerry Sandusky Headed To Prison, But Scandal Persists

Headed to prison for the rest of his life, Jerry Sandusky leaves behind a trail of human and legal wreckage that could take years to clear away. Victims face a lifetime of healing. Penn State is laboring under severe NCAA penalties. And at least four civil lawsuits have been filed against a university shamed by scandal, with more likely to come. If Sandusky felt any remorse or pity for anyone but himself, he didn't show it at his sentencing Tuesday. Instead, speaking in court for the first time since his arrest last November, the former Penn State assistant football coach delivered a disjointed and defiant monologue in which he denied committing "disgusting acts" against children and cast himself as the victim.

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