February 26, 2019

Outta The Court, Feb 26, 2019 – Sexual Assault In Youth Sports

Court is in Session!

Criminal lawyers Adam Goodman and Scott Cowan are joined by Barry Davis to shed light on sexual assault in minor sports.

At least 222 coaches involved amateur sports, in Canada, have been convicted in the last 20 years.

Is there a profile of the offender? How about the victim? Can there be early warning signs that someone is trending towards a dangerous situation.

The guys discuss working in close quarters with coaches and where to draw the line.

Are these situations becoming more frequent?

A case in Sarnia involving “therapeutic” contact between a coach and his players is used as an example of the grey areas between sexual assault and coaching.

The issue of consent is discussed.

Should there be a testing criteria for coaches? How would that work?

The very nature of assault is laid bare as the fear is that charges that were otherwise minimal might be overblown.

All that and more…

Its Outta The Court!

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