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Joe Ehrmann.  Photo: coachforamerica.com
Joe Ehrmann. Photo: coachforamerica.com

Coach wants adults to get more serious about stopping child sex abuse

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It's estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys in the United States experience sexual abuse before they turn 18. Those statistics are alarming. Most adults wince and turn away when the topic of child sex abuse comes up. But it's been harder to avoid after the recent scandals at Penn State and Syracuse University.

Joe Ehrmann hopes this is a watershed moment, where adults start facing the problem, and getting more serious about stopping it.

Ehrmann calls himself a Coach for America. He was a Syracuse All-American football and lacrosse player in the late 60s and early 70s. But it wasn't until Ehrmann started writing a book about coaching, that he had came to an epiphany. He remembered that at the age of 12, he himself had been raped. Ehrmann spoke with Julie Grant.

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Julie Grant
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