Is sexual abuse in youth sports more common than you know?

In light of recent allegations against former Team Canada junior ski coach Bertrand Charest, Michelle Peterson and Rachel Sturtz discuss the prevalence of sexual abuse in youth competitive sports.

Former Team Canada junior ski coach Bertrand Charest is facing dozens of sex-related charges involving minor-age female athletes. In light of the allegations, guest host Jelena Adzic checks in with Michelle Peterson, a child abuse expert focusing on abuse in sport, and freelance journalist Rachel Sturtz.

The three zoom out to discuss the prevalence of child abuse in youth competitive sports and how our culture's increased pressure on young athletes makes them more vulnerable.

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