Sexual assaults: Protecting our children

By Stephanie Myles

School Sexual AssaultsMONTREAL – Parents send their children out into the big, bad world every morning, fingers crossed they’ll return home safe and sound every night.

For many, sport always seemed to be a positive activity that kept their kids healthy and busy and, for the gifted few, might lead to a professional career.

The safe haven for some has been a house of horrors for many – one that is whispered about and denied exponentially for every story that sees the light of day.

It’s nothing new. But with all the attention on the sexual assaults allegedly committed on young boys by well-regarded football coach Jerry Sandusky of Penn State and basketball Bernie Fine of Syracuse University, the myth of the “safe haven” that has been eroding incident by local incident, kid by kid, became mainstream news around the world.

Full story on sexual assaults at The Montreal Gazette