SA Olympic coach in child sex case

2012-05-09 11:21
Durban - A father has told the Durban Regional Court how his daughter was sexually abused by a sports coach currently training Olympic athletes in Europe.

The father also said the sports coach had offered his daughter to another athlete for sex, reported the Daily News.

This athlete told the father about the offer, which alerted them to the sexual abuse of his 14-year-old daughter.

The coach, a 41-year-old man, faces allegations of sexual assault, sexual grooming and sexual exploitation of a child as well as possession of child pornography. He may not be identified as he has not yet pleaded.

The girl’s parents turned down an offer of an Olympic scholarship for their daughter after becoming suspicious of the coach’s intentions.  

The father said his daughter had received inappropriate SMSes from the accused.

The man told the court that he and his attorney had come up with a plan to lure the man back to South Africa so he could be arrested and face charges.

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