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Olympian sues USA Swimming

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An Olympic swimmer is suing USA Swimming, who she says covered up sexual abuse by her swim coach for more than a decade.

Ariana Kukors-Smith says she was only 13 when Sean Hutchinson began grooming her for sexual abuse.

When she was 16, she says he started touching and kissing her.

By age 17, she says he was engaging in sexual activity.

Kukors-Smith filed a lawsuit Monday in Orange County Superior Court in California.

She is also suing longtime Olympic coach, Mark Schubert, saying he failed to report "a reasonable suspicion of child abuse."

"Organizations like USA Swimming have long been in a position to deter, detect, and discipline sexual abuse, and have done little or nothing to do such in an effort to protect their public image. By  doing nothing, it enabled Sean Hutchinson to abuse me for a decade. During that decade, he stole many things from me, including my swimming career, my college experience, friendships, my virginity, and ultimately, my own victory, " Kukors-Smith said.

Sean Hutchinson denies Kukors-Smith's claims.

It's been reported investigators with a homeland security department task force searched Hutchinson's apartment.

Reports say they recovered electronic devices.

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