Another Sad Story about Athlete Sexual Abuse Rises to the Surface
DENVER (CBS4) – A group of former gymnasts are accusing a nationally recognized, Colorado-based gymnastics coach, of years of physical abuse, torture and sexual molestation.
“I’ve been waiting years for this day to come and speak up,” said Anne Malver, a 51- year-old wife and mother of two, who says her former coach, Doug Boger, had sex with her for years when she was one of his students.
“I will admit it. I was a very tough coach,” said Boger, who is now based in Colorado Springs, but he flatly denied all of the abuse claims. “I definitely think I am the victim of a mob mentality.”
“He molested me sexually multiple times,” said Malver.
She said the sexual relations occurred in the 1970s when she was between the ages of 11 and 14 and Boger was in his 20s. Malver has never publicly disclosed the relationship until the interview with CBS4. Malver said Boger — who was coaching a group of girls in Pasadena, Calif., called “The Flairs” — groomed her.