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Shawn O'Brien, pictured in February 2020

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KU says massage therapist's alleged misconduct involved at least 6 female student-athletes, went unreported by trainer

An athletic trainer at the University of Kansas was aware of “at least some reports of unwarranted and unwanted touching” by a massage therapist who worked with female student athletes, university leaders said Tuesday. Shawn P. O’Brien, who has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child in an unrelated court case, allegedly conducted himself inappropriately with “at least six female student-athletes,” according to a statement from Chancellor Douglas Girod and Athletic Director Jeff Long.

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Lawrence masseur accused of child sex crime had contract with KU women’s teams, university leaders say

A Lawrence man recently charged with a child sex crime had been on contract with several University of Kansas women's athletics teams since 2015, according to KU leaders.


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