New Law In PA Protects Kids From Coach Abuse

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett has signed legislation that targets youth coaches who have sexual contact with players, closing a loophole that allowed coaches unaffiliated with a school to escape felony charges if victims were 16 or older. The new law is the latest in a string of acts passed to better protect children since the scandal involving serial child molester Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University.