Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Former Brampton hockey coach charged with historic sexual assaults

A former Brampton hockey coach has been accused of sexually assaulting two of his players in the early 1990s, Peel Regional Police report.

Douglas John Russell, 57, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 21 with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police allege two separate sexual assault occurred between 1992 and 1993 involving two players who were being coached by Russell at the time. Police said the boys, both 14 years old at the time of the alleged assaults, played in the Brampton Minor Hockey League where Russell was their coach. The assaults allegedly happened in Russell's Brampton home at a time when each boy was alone with him, according to police.  (more...)

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