Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT103 - (SPORTS-SKI-CRIME-Ski-Coach) MONTREAL. x-11s. Four of the women sexually assaulted by ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest when they were adolescents say he robbed them of much of their childhood. The four discussed their feelings and emotions during a news conference in Montreal. Amelie Frederique-Gagnon says it has been difficult to forget a period of her life that should have been filled with dreams and personal growth. ("..have experienced.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The women won the right last week to be identified after a judge granted their request to lift a publication ban. Charest was found guilty in June 2017 of most of the 57 sex-related charges he was facing, and was eventually given a 12-year prison term. The convictions involved nine of the 12 women who had accused him of crimes that occurred more than 20-years ago, when the victims and alleged victims were in their teens. …

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