Anne Malver, then 11, thought she was heading to the trophy store with her gymnastics coach.
Instead they ended up in his apartment -- and, she said, she ended up naked as he "forced himself inside of me." She screamed out -- in pain, and for him to stop.
"He wouldn't," she recalled.
"And I'll never forget the words he whispered in my ear at that time: 'This is what you want. This is what all the girls want.'"
Mulver is not alone, as several of Doug Boger's ex-elite young gymnasts -- speaking to CNN decades later, now as a group of adults -- detailed similar, graphic allegations of sexual and physical abuse.You have to wonder if the parents took the allegations seriously , or just wanted to see their kids winning .Besides an initial "no comment" in a phone conversation weeks ago, Boger did not return repeated phone calls or e-mails from CNN, nor did he respond to a knock at his door.
But in an interview earlier this year with CNN Denver affiliate KCNC, he defiantly insisted that those accusing him are all lying.
"I was not abusive to them," said Boger, now in his 60s. "I didn't do anything wrong."
He was acquitted by a jury in 1982 on child abuse and battery charges, after two young athletes in his Pasadena, California, gym accused him of wrongdoing.
The parents of two of the ex-gymnasts who are now alleging abuse by Boger helped finance his defense during that trial.
One was the family of Julie Whitman, a star gymnast who was on USA Gymnastics' Junior National Team in 1983-1984, according to that organization's website. She said that Boger "was somebody that my parents trusted."
Another, Charmaine Carnes, recalled how her father referred to Boger as an "adoptive son" in messages sent out to family and friends before Christmas.
Her parents did not know, she said, that Boger was physically abusing her -- and how that turned to sexual abuse when she was 8 or 9 years old.
"I would ride with him in a car to a meet," Carnes recalled. "He'd be tickling me at a stoplight or something of that nature, and his hands would reach down and go into my privates."
http://www.ocregister.com/news/starr...se-sexual.htmlA fifth woman has come forward saying a Colorado Springs-based gymnastics coach sexually molested her when she was a teenager in Southern California.
“I met Doug Boger when he was coach of the Flairs, the team my sister was on,” said Kimberly Vincelli.
Vincelli, now 54, said she spent long hours around the gym, doing homework while Boger was training her younger sister, and other gymnasts.
“In the beginning it wasn’t sexual at all,” said Vincelli.
But she said Boger- a world renowned gymnastics coach- began making suggestive statements to her at the gym when she was 13 years old and he was in his twenties.
“He said things like, ‘I can’t wait till you’re legal,’ almost like he was flirting with you. It felt good,” said Vincelli.
She said the flirting turned physical one day when he asked her to accompany him on an errand that began at the gym. She said the errand ended at his apartment.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...st_read_moduleIn only a few months, Safe4Athletes has gained national and global attention, emerging as a force for change in an environment, especially at the elite Olympic sport level, that for decades has enabled a culture of sexual and physical abuse. Safe4Athletes' momentum is in part due to the support Starr has received from Yamashiro and a group of former national-level gymnasts who came forward last fall to describe the sexual and physical abuse they suffered 20 years ago at the hands of Peters and former U.S. national gymnastics team coach Doug Boger.
"All this is the ripple effect of the article that (the Orange County Register) wrote in the fall," Starr said.
The Register stories exposed a culture of exploitation inside USA Gymnastics. Signs of sexual or physical abuse of young athletes were often ignored. Even when coaches were investigated and banned by USA Gymnastics, some continued to coach children in non-member gyms.
A group of former elite young gymnasts have come forward to expose sexual and physical abuse they claim to have suffered at the hands of their coach.
The five women, now in their 40s and 50s, say that Doug Boger allegedly raped, kicked and burnt them with cigarettes when they were aged as young as eight-years-old.
Boger, 63, who trained gymnasts in Southern California for the National teams, had denied the claims.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...h-30-years-ago.