When Chantelle Petrie was 15 years old, her Hockey coach, 39 year old Heidi Ferber, began sexually abusing her. Chantelle eventually told her parents and a counsellor what was happening, and Ferber was arrested and charged.
Today, Ferber was sentenced to 1 year in jail, and 18 months probation. She is also prohibited from having contact with children under 16 and will be registered as a sex offender.
When Ferber was convicted, Chantelle, now 18, petitioned the court to remove the publication ban on her name. She wanted to speak out and show that she is not ashamed because what happened to her is not her fault.
You really have to admire her strength.