STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A woman says she told Penn State University's head fencing coach that one of his assistants had groped her on a plane, but the coach failed to report her accusation to the school as required.
Jennifer Oldham, a North Carolina fencing coach, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that she was aboard a December 2017 flight with a group of fencing coaches returning from a competition when Penn State assistant George "Gia" Abashidze repeatedly asked her for sex, touched her knee, arm and upper leg, then grabbed her crotch.
Oldham said she told head coach Wes Glon what happened. Glon had Abashidze apologize to Oldham, but informed her he did not report the incident to Penn State, the newspaper reported. "No one will believe you," Oldham said he told her.