BBC: Sexual relations between coaches and under-18s 'should be illegal'

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    Sexual relations between coaches and under-18s 'should be illegal'

    Megan - not her real name - says she was 17 when she first kissed her sports coach, an older man who had acted as a guardian on trips away and was someone her parents trusted "implicitly". While it is illegal for teachers and care workers to have sexual relations with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care, this does not apply to sports coaches. Campaigners want this to be changed. They have accused the UK government of "backtracking" on proposals announced in 2017 to add coaches to the list of professions covered by the law designed to prevent the abuse ...


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