There’s a Sexual Abuse Scandal Brewing in the World of Competitive Cheerleading

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2023
From The Left

For years, the U.S. competitive cheer scene has been roiled by allegation after allegation that cheer officials sexually abused minors and then attempted to cover it up. Now, a New Jersey cheerleading coach has been accused of sexually assaulting minors—and his mother has been charged with witness tampering in the investigation into him.

On Wednesday, Angela Ryker was charged with criminal attempt and witness tampering in relation to a 2022 police investigation into her son Jonathan Ryker, CBS News reported. Jonathan Ryker allegedly sent a shirtless selfie of himself to a 15-year-old cheerleader...

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