Sport Ex-U.S. Swim Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

19:20  08 february  2018
19:20  08 february  2018 Source:   si.com

Ex-U.S. Swim Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

  Ex-U.S. Swim Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse U.S. Homeland Security investigators and other law enforcement agencies searched the residence of a former U.S. Olympic Team swimming coach after allegations that he took nude photos of a teen swimmer, reports SeattlePI. Sean Hutchison, 46, is accused of sexual abuse and taking explicit photos of Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors when she was 17.Kukors, now 28, was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team, who placed fifth in the 200-meter individual medley at the London Games.

Former USA Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith accused her longtime coach Sean Hutchinson of "grooming" her for a relationship when he was in his thirties and KING Aquatic Club, where Hutchison is an "executive" who has little contact with swimmers , is reviewing the claims of sexual abuse .

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U.S. Homeland Security investigators and other law enforcement agencies searched the residence of a former U.S. Olympic Team swimming coach after allegations that he took nude photos of a teen swimmer, reports SeattlePI.

Sean Hutchison, 46, is accused of sexual abuse and taking explicit photos of Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors when she was 17.

Kukors, now 28, was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team, who placed fifth in the 200-meter individual medley at the London Games.

Authorities served a search warrant of Hutchison's Seattle home on Wednesday and in the process recovered electronic devices that may have evidence showing Hutchison sexually exploited swimmers.

Swimming governing body faulted following abuse allegations

  Swimming governing body faulted following abuse allegations Another national sports governing body is facing scrutiny over how it dealt with sexual misconduct allegations after a U.S. champion swimmer said a team coach sexually abused her when she was 16. Ariana Kukors, now 28, also told authorities that former assistant swim coach Sean Hutchison took thousands of sexually explicit photographs of her when she was a minor, according to a search warrant document by a federal agent.

(Reuters) - A former U . S . Olympic swimmer accused a former national team coach of sexually abusing her when she was 16 USA Swimming said in a statement it investigated in 2010 a report that Hutchison and Kukors had a sexual relationship in breach of the organization’s code of conduct.

Ex - U . S . swim coach accused of sexual abuse . SEATTLE -- Investigators have searched the Seattle home of a former U . S . Olympic team swimming coach amid allegations that he sexually abused and took explicit photos of an Olympic swimmer when she was underage.

Hutchison has not been arrested or charged in the case as Homeland Security started an investigation into Hutchison late last month.

"I never thought I would share my story because, in so many ways, just surviving was enough,” Kukors said in a statement. “I was able to leave a horrible monster and build a life I could have never imagined for myself.

“But in time, I’ve realized that stories like my own are too important to go unwritten. Not for the sake of you knowing my story, but for the little girls and boys whose lives and future hangs in the grasp of a horribly powerful and manipulative person. That they may not have to go through the same pain, trauma, horror, and abuse. That their parents, mentors, and guardians are better able to spot the signs of grooming and realize it’s tragic consequences before it’s too late.”

According to court documents obtained by SeattlePI, Kukors says that Hutchison groomed her for sex as a young teenage, and also telling investigators that Hutchison sexually assaulted her on trips and during training.

Hutchison, who left the U.S. Olympic team in 2010, is listed as the CEO of King Aquatic Club, a sports club in Seattleember sports club.

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