Cheerleader Sisters Sue, Accuse Coach of Abuse

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A pair of 22-year-old twin sisters in Texas have filed a lawsuit against their former cheerleading coach accusing him of sexually abusing them when they were teens, according to KXAS-TV.

Hannah and Jessica Gerlacher said they were 15 when the abuse began at the hands of coach Jason "Jay" McCartney. They filed a lawsuit that claims they were abused at both the Plano and Frisco locations of Cheer Athletics.

Hannah Gerlacher said she and her sister are speaking about what happened to them because they want better protection for other young athletes.

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