Former Canadian Women's Ski Coach Arested On Sexual Assault Charges

Former Canadian Women's Ski Coach Arested On Sexual Assault Charges

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Former Canadian Women's Ski Coach Arested On Sexual Assault Charges

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Bertrand Charest, a former Alpine Canada’s women’s development team coach is facing 57 charges related to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Charest lost another bid to be released on bail following a court date at the St-Jérôme courthouse in Quebec, Canada on Monday morning.

He has been in custody since his arrest March 10 on accusations of sexual assault and breach of trust involving 11 girls and young women under his tutelage between 1991 and 1998. The girls were between 12 and 19 years old at the time.

Radio-Canada has reported the mother of one teen tried to report Charest to police in 1998, but she said she was counseled by Alpine Canada not to do anything.

The woman, whose daughter is not one of the complainants in the current criminal case, said the organization told her it would deal with the matter and advised her to not jeopardize the girl’s skiing career.

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