Bertrand Charest will spend 12 of a possible 14 years in jail following a ruling by a Saint-Jérôme judge in Quebec on Friday morning reports TheStar.com.
The former coach for Canada’s national ski team is accused of sexually assaulting multiple minors and has since been convicted on 37 different counts of sexual misconduct with athletes whom he coached.
“This behaviour is not acceptable in 2017, it wasn’t in 1998, just as it wasn’t in 1950 or any other era,” Judge Sylvain Lepine said in his ruling. https://t.co/3PP0eSBYYT
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The judge told the court that what Bertrand did was“inexcusable and criminal” and that he should receive a worthy sentence for the crimes he committed. During the court hearing, Charest reportedly showed little emotion and simply nodded as the judge dolled out his sentence. The judge applauded the victims for speaking out and said that what they had experienced was ‘unimaginable.’
Find the entire TheStar.com article here: Ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest gets 12-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting teen girls