Accusations of sexual assault leave a gymnastics coach behind bars

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Police arrested Ontario gymnastics coach, Scott McFarlane, for sexually harassing a teenaged girl.

Peel Regional Police say they were approached earlier this year by a 15-year-old girl who reported multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. MacFarlane was the coach of the victim, with the allegations spanning over a 4-year period.

Gymnastics Ontario has indefinitely suspended McFarlane. He previously coached in Mississauga and Ottawa.

McFarlane has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, luring a child under 16 years old, making sexually explicit material available to a child under 16 years of age and indecent exposure to a child.

Police believe there may be more victims and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

-Mandy Vocke

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