Canada former gymnastics coach Michel Arsenault arrested for sexual assaults

Authorities launched an investigation in January after several former gymnasts told public broadcaster they had been sexually assaulted by their coach.

Published: 17th May 2018 03:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2018 03:51 PM   |  A+A-

For representational purposes

By AFP

MONTREAL: Former Canadian gymnastics coach Michel Arsenault was arrested on Wednesday and will face seven charges of sexual assault and assault on six young athletes, police said. 

Arsenault, 56, was arrested at his home in Edmonton, Alberta and flown to Quebec province where the alleged assaults took place in the 1980s and early 1990s, said Quebec provincial police spokesman Claude Denis. 

Authorities launched an investigation in January after several former gymnasts told public broadcaster they had been sexually assaulted by their coach.

Gymnastics Canada has already suspended the former coach, who was a trainer for the Canadian Olympic team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

He is scheduled to appear in court on May 24 where he is to be formally charged with three counts of sexual assault and four counts of assault.

Stay up to date on all the latest Sport news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018