Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT120 - (SKI-CRIME-Ski-Coach) MONTREAL. x-21s. 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 where organizations are seeking changes to root abuse out of sports. One of the victims, former national team skier Genevieve Simard, says the women hope they'll be able to bring about change by sharing their experiences. ("..to do it.") (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. …

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