A former London Junior Knights coach is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he babysat in Pickering in the late 1990s.
Danny Trepanier, 42, was charged Wednesday by Durham Regional Police with three counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference, as well as two counts of invitation to sexual touching.
The London Junior Knights parted ways with Trepanier when notified of the charges by police early Wednesday, said Kevin Egan, the club’s president.
“It’s very troubling when something like this happens,” he said of the allegations. “I don’t want people to be panicked about this situation.”
Trepanier’s coaching duties for the season with the Junior Knights had wrapped up in the last few days. He will not be back next season, Egan said.
Trepanier was a coach with the Junior Knights for “several years” at the Minor Peewee AAA level, which is made up of 11-year-old boys.
“We’re in a bit of a state of shock presently,” Egan said. “Everyone in our organization is shaken at the moment.” (more...)