Thursday, May 3, 2018

Toronto police charge four-time Canadian Olympic coach with multiple sex assaults of taekwondo student

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A former head coach with Taekwondo Canada is facing 13 charges related to sexual assault allegations involving a teenage girl he was coaching.

Toronto police arrested Shin Wook Lim, a four-time coach with Canada’s summer Olympic team, on Tuesday, alleging he sexually assaulted the student over the course of two years, from 2015 to 2017. His charges include six counts of sexual assault, five counts of sexual exploitation, and one count each of invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference.

Lim, 44, also worked as a coach at Black Belt World, a taekwondo dojo at Bloor St. W. and Ossington Ave.

Lim has an extensive history with the Canadian Olympic team and coached at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

He also worked as a youth Olympic team coach in the 2010 and 2014 qualifiers.  (more...)

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