Olympic swimmer who alleges abuse: Ex-coach ‘stole so much’

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NEW YORK (AP) – Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors says her former coach “stole so much” from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor.

Kukors told The Associated Press in an emotional interview that she can’t get that time back but can speak out so others recognize signs of abuse.

The 28-year-old world champion swimmer says it’s freeing to talk about the allegations.

Sean Hutchison has denied abusing Kukors. He has said they were in a consensual relationship after the 2012 Olympics, when she was 23.

An email to Hutchison’s attorney Monday wasn’t immediately returned.

Kukors said someone who began forming a relationship with her when she was 13 couldn’t possibly say it was consensual.

She declined to say what USA Swimming officials should’ve done differently.

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