Toronto-area gymnastics coach charged with sex assault of teen has worked in BC

A Gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault offences in Ontario involving a 15-year-old girl has spent time as a guest coach for training camps in B.C.

Scott McFarlane turned himself in after a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued last week.

Toronto-area gymnastics coach charged with sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl

“Although Mr. McFarlane has never been a member of Gymnastics BC, he has previously worked as a guest coach at Gymnastics BC training camps,” reads a release form Gymnastics BC.

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The 28-year-old Toronto-area coach has been charged with one count each of sexual assault, sexual interference, child luring under 16 years old, make sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 years of age and indecent exposure to persons under 16 years of age.

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The organization says it has not received any complaints related to McFarlane, but that they encourage anyone who may have concerns to contact the Peel Regional Police at 905-453-2121.

“The association continually works with its sport partners to ensure that its policies, procedures and practices promote safe and positive gymnastics experiences for all participants,” said the release.

~With files from Canadian Press

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