Ex-gymnastics coach found not guilty of sexual assault
Three other sexual charges against Marcel Dubroy were suspended last September. (archives)
Marcel Dubroy, a former gymnastics coach charged with sex offenses in Regina between 2002 and 2008, has been found not guilty on both counts of charges against him.
The Saskatchewan Court of King's Bench judge acquitted the 71-year-old man on counts of sexual assault and sexual contact sexual exploitation on which he charged face.
The accused, originally from British Columbia, initially faced five counts. Two of them were for sexual assault, one for sexual exploitation, one for sexual interference and another for invitation to sexual touching.
Three of them were suspended at the beginning of September.
According to the police, the alleged events took place between January 1, 2002 and April 30, 2008, in the provincial capital.
In November 2018, the Ottawa Police Service informed the Regina Police Service to inform them of the alleged offenses committed by Marcel Dubroy .
According to Regina police, a 30-year-old woman reported that her former gymnastics coach committed acts of a sexual nature against her over a period of several years.
During his first interrogations in connection with this file, Mr. Dubroy was still training young athletes.
In May 2019, Gymnastics Canada declared that the coach was temporarily suspended from his duties. This decision was made in connection with an investigation by the Regina Police Service.