News

Law Would Make Sexual Abuse Reporting Mandatory

View Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: governor.ny.gov)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: governor.ny.gov)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to introduce legislation that would require college and high school coaches to report possible child sex abuse to police.

The governor’s office says college employees aren’t required to report it now, and while public school teachers are mandatory reporters, that doesn’t apply to coaches.

Cuomo said Wednesday that his proposal will address those gaps in order to better protect children who are on high school and college campuses.

He says parents need to be sure that their children are safe in programs and activities organized by and at colleges.

A former Penn State football coach has been charged with sexually abusing boys on campus and a former Syracuse University basketball coach is under federal investigation after three men accused him of molesting them as boys.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


View Comments