At the age of 12, Angelique Cauchy (36) was considered France’s second greatest tennis talent. What he had to go through at that time is unbelievable. She was sexually abused by her trainer up to three times a day. More than 400 times within two years.
“I experienced a nightmare,” Cauchy says, telling the commission that she often thought about killing herself. Every day she begged her tormentor to stop. But he made it worse by telling her that he was HIV positive. “I lived with the thought that I might have AIDS for ten or 15 years,” says the former tennis hopeful.
Geddes created a deadly system of abuse. He said, “You know, it happens sometimes in the relationship between coach and student, it’s completely normal.” He separated his victims from their families. Apparently he was also protected by the club, which ignored suggestions from witnesses. Finally, in 2021, four young women broke their silence. Now a special commission is investigating hundreds more cases in French tennis.
Meanwhile, thousands of concerned Austrians in this country are already supporting the major eXXpress campaign to better protect our children. Chancellor Karl Nehmer also supports the child protection petition: “We are already working on a package of measures.” You can also sign: