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USA Gymnastics Names Safe Sport Director Amid Abuse Scandal

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children's rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization amid a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken one of the U.S. Olympic movement's marquee programs.

Toby Stark, who spent the last seven years as executive director of the children's advocacy group Chaucie's Place, will serve as the director of safe sport for USA Gymnastics. Stark will oversee all aspects of USA Gymnastics safe sport policies, guidelines, educational programs, reporting and adjudication services.

Mark Busby, who focused on child abuse and sex crime cases while with the Marion County prosecutor's office, will provide in-house legal counsel.

Both hirings are in response to recommendations made by former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels, who in an independent report released last month called on USA Gymnastics to make a complete culture change."

Read the full article here.