Gymnastics coach from Lethbridge, Alta., faces additional sexual assault charges

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A gymnastics coach from southern Alberta who was charged with sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl at his gym is facing additional charges involving three more girls.

Jamie Ellacott, who is 33, was charged last month with sexual assault and sexual interference after an investigation by the Lethbridge Police Service violent crimes unit.

Investigators say three other girls, who are 10, 12 and 14, were also sexually assaulted at the Lethbridge Gymnastics Academy in May 2022.

Police say Ellacott has been arrested and charged with three additional counts of sexual assault and sexual interference.

He has been released from custody on conditions, which include not contacting any victims or witnesses.

Ellacott is scheduled to appear in court on the latest charges on Aug. 31.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 11, 2022.

The Canadian Press