Oshawa gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault


A Canadian gymnastics coach has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

According to the Durham Regional Police particular victims unit, an investigation commenced final month after a sufferer reported that that they had been inappropriately touched.

Sarah Nicholson, 34, of Oshawa, Ont., has been charged with 5 counts of sexual assault and 5 counts of sexual exploitation.

Nicholson coached at a Toronto-area gymnastics membership from 2005 to 2022. Police aren’t releasing the identify of the membership to guard the id of the complainant.

The prices, which haven’t been confirmed in court docket, are the newest in a string of allegations in opposition to gymnastics coaches in Canada.

A gaggle of 500 former and present gymnasts — Gymnasts For Change — have been lobbying the federal authorities to assist clear up their sport.

Last week, the standing committee on the standing of ladies unanimously handed a movement to undertake a examine on the protection of ladies and women in sport.

The movement for the Oct. 31 public assembly was requested by 4 members of the committee, and comes amid requires a federal inquiry from athletes in a number of embattled Canadian sports activities. Interviews with athletes and others will start on Nov. 17.


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