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Skating coach remanded in custody for rape

2020-02-21T23:14:39.615Z

The 38-year-old man was accused by three former students of the Asnières-sur-Seine ice rink



New coach suspected of sexual assault in skating. - Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

The revelations about sexual abuse in skating continue. According to information from the Parisian, a former trainer at the Asnières club in the Hauts de Seine has just been charged with rape and sexual assault, and placed in pre-trial detention.

The 38-year-old man, stationed in the Courtilles Olympic ice rink between 2004 and 2014, is accused by three former students for facts ranging from 2005 to 2009. The girls, then aged 14 to 16, filed a complaint on February 4, claiming that they were forced into non-consensual relationships several times.

"These are consensual sexual relations when he was a young coach," explains the lawyer, Mr. Margaux Mathieu. The two complainants were about 15 years old. There has never been the slightest violence, it is also not disputed. My client reserves his explanations for the magistrate who examines the case. "

The arrested man is not the only ex-coach of the Asnières club to have been implicated in recent weeks. According to revelations from the Team, Michel Lotz, now retired, was formally accused by several ex-skaters of multiple rapes and sexual assaults in the 80s and 90s.

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Source: 20minf

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