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‘That’s Not Where it Hurts’: Gymnast’s Former Coach Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse

Two days after her 17th birthday, Cayla Panzer says she was driving home from gymnastics practice when she got a disturbing text message from her coach. “Don’t tell anyone about it,” the text said. “I don’t want you to think I’m a child molester. I don’t want to go to jail for this.” Panzer did tell others about it, about how Vilchis had sexually abused her repeatedly. Nothing came of it -- but now others are coming forward, too.