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*The following articles are from a special series titled "Coaches who prey: The abuse of girls and the system that allows it" that appeared in the Seattle Times between 12/14/03 and 12/17/03
"Other cases of the system failing" The Seattle Times 12/14/03 Coaches Who Prey
Part 1 of 7
"Girls at the junior high complained repeatedly in 1994 about Jensen, a volleyball coach and teacher." (more)
"Other cases of schools hiring a coach despite knowing about his past" The Seattle Times 12/14/03 Coaches Who Prey
Part 2 of 7
"For years, this basketball coach and counselor passed out modeling contracts to struggling female students..." (more)
"Other cases of the state dropping or dragging out investigations" The Seattle Times 12/14/03 Coaches Who Prey
Part 3 of 7
"The football coach admitted he had hugged and kissed the team's 17-year-old manager and bought her flowers, a championship ring and a jacket." (more)
"Union, district joined forces to block records " The Seattle Times 12/14/03 Coaches Who Prey
Part 4 of 7
"When the Seattle Times asked the Bellevue School District for information about teachers and coaches accused of sexual misconduct, school officials and the state’s most powerful union teamed up behind the scenes to try to hide the files." (more)
"Misconduct often goes unpunished by districts" The Seattle Times 12/15/03 Coaches Who Prey
Part 5 of 7
"When a friend told coach Stu Gorski in 1995 that Mount Adams School District had hired 'a phenomenal wrestling coach,'..." (more)
"State failing to weed out unfit coaches" The Seattle Times 12/16/03 Coaches Who Prey
Part 6 of 7
"When the Tahoma High School boys basketball coach stepped outside his apartment with a star player on the girls basketball team..." (more)
"Unregulated private coaching ripe for abuse" The Seattle Times 12/17/03 Coaches Who Prey
Part 7 of 7
"Every year during basketball season, the stories would come out, passed in the bleachers from parent to parent..." (more)

"What school districts can do" The Seattle Times 12/15/03 Solutions
Part 1 of 3
"What can school districts do to help thwart sexual abuse by coaches? State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles has some ideas." (more)
"Misconduct registry, more training needed for Washington coaches" The Seattle Times 12/16/03 Solutions
Part 2 of 3
"Washington has only to look south to find one way to help protect young athletes from predatory coaches who teach. Oregon's Teaching Standards and Practices Commission..." (more)
"Parents must pay attention to clues" The Seattle Times> 12/17/03 Solutions
Part 3 of 3
"Devon Crosby-Helms has simple advice for parents of athletes: Trust no one. 'You have to act like every coach is a potential predator'..." (more)

"About this project: How We Did It" The Seattle Times 12/14-17/03 About This Project
"Two Seattle Times staff reporters spent a year investigating the sexual misconduct of Washington coaches. They interviewed more than 260 people..." (more)

"Overwhelming response to coaches series" The Seattle Times 12/21/03  
"Investigative journalism triggers powerful emotions, but nothing so deeply personal as the response to last week's Seattle Times series called "Coaches who prey: The abuse of girls and the system that allows it." (more)
"Q&A: Bellevue's role in coaches series" The Seattle Times 1/11/04  
"The Bellevue School District disputes some details of an article published last month by The Seattle Times in the investigative series 'Coaches who prey.' (more)
"4 accused coaches could lose positions" The Seattle Times 1/26/04  
"Four coaches with histories of sexual-misconduct complaints are under investigation by their schools or the state and may lose their positions as a result." (more)
"House OKs three bills on sex abuse in schools" The Seattle Times 3/06/04  
"Three bills intended to protect children from sexual misconduct committed by teachers and coaches unanimously passed the state House this week..." (more)
"Predatory teachers, coaches face tighter scrutiny in new laws" The Seattle Times 3/27/04  
"Washington Gov. Gary Locke signed into law a package of three bills this week that will close loopholes that allow teachers and coaches with sexual-misconduct histories to continue working with students." (more)
"Tardy efforts at troubling coaches" The Seattle Times 7/12/06  
"James Randy Deming recently had his teaching certificate revoked — agesture startling for its tardiness." (more)
"School district ignored warnings, then silenced girls fondled by teacher" The Seattle Times 11/09/06  
"She was 10 years old, a fourth-grader in the Northshore School District, when John Carl Leede began fondling her, according to court records..." (more)
"Agency to investigate why district failed to report criminal records" The Dallas Morning News 12/13/06  
"Texas Education Agency officials said Tuesday they will send investigators to the Dallas school district to find out why it failed to report..." (more)
"Under the Radar" Charles E. Bernasconi Fall 2006  
"The stories astound us as we hear them. Yet all too commonly the breaking news of the day involves a student who has become the victim..." (more)