Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward.

Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981.

In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

They say the victim was inspired by the stories Theo Fleury and Sheldon Kennedy, who were both abused as youths by a trusted, renowned hockey coach.

Sadd has previous convictions for sexual assaults involving young male children and teens, police said.

Because of these past convictions and the victim's accounts, police say there may be more victims who they have not heard from, both here and in other provinces.  (more...)

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