The Avignon Criminal Court (Vaucluse) postponed until April 6 the trial of a man accused of sexual abuse of minors and corruption of minors.

Six young girls and boys as civil parties had claimed to have been victims of the defendant between 2014 and 2017. The individual, a renowned table tennis coach, then gave them lessons, indicates

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In jail awaiting trial

The 40-year-old coach was the subject of a committal order issued by the court and was taken into custody.

He had breached the terms of his judicial review and was the subject of an arrest warrant.

An investigation into the actions of the ping-pong specialist had been launched after the family of one of his students had given the alert.

Other young athletes supervised by the respondent in Salon-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône) and Sorgues (Vaucluse) had made accusations against their coach.

Child pornography photos and videos were found on the latter's smartphone.


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