House Passes Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act. This legislation requires any individual who interacts with amateur athletes to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.
LaMalfa said: “As the 2018 Winter Olympics are fast approaching, we are reminded of the grueling training and sacrifice our athletes endure to achieve such heights. Unfortunately, with the recent trial of Larry Nassar, we’re also reminded that some of our athletes have had to endure much more. This shocking behavior is unacceptable and it must be rooted out of our society entirely. These people used their positions of trust to sexually abuse young amateur athletes. We must have laws in place that offer swift and harsh punishment for such horrific acts.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.