A head coach, assistant coach, and athletic director at a Tennessee high school have been charged for failing to report the sexual abuse of four athletes by other athletes. In Indiana, we have trouble convincing the prosecutor to enforce the mandatory reporting laws (in one of our cases, the prosecutor is actually arguing that the information is privileged), but you should know what the law is:
Ind. Code § 31-33-5-1: “In addition to any other duty to report arising under this article, an individual who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect shall make a report as required by this article.”
In other words . . .
In Indiana, every adult is a mandatory reporter of child abuse or neglect.