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Women’s gymnastics coach charged with sex offences

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Troy Shantz

City gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker was arrested last week and faces 10 sex-related charges, Sarnia Police says.

The director of the Bluewater Gymnastics Club and Canadian National Team is charged with one count of invitation to sexual touching, three counts of sexual interference, three counts of sexual exploitation, and three counts of sexual assault.

Brubaker was in court Dec. 15 and released on bail. He will appear again in February.

The Bluewater Gymnastics Club has placed Brubaker on indefinite unpaid leave.

“He will not be involved in any activities of the Club and is not allowed on the premises.” the club said in a joint statement with Dawson Law Firm on Dec. 15.

“The Board of Directors wants to reassure our participants and their families that their best interests are the top priority and all necessary measures are being taken to continue programming as usual and to maintain our long tradition of program excellence in a healthy and safe environment.”

Gymnastics Canada also announced Brubaker has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Brubaker was director and head coach at Bluewater Gymnastics the past 29 years was named national team director for women’s artistic gymnastics with Gymnastics Canada in 2014.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Const. Soucek at 519-344-8861, ext. 6191, or the Sarnia Police Criminal Investigations Branch at 519-344-8861, ext. 5300.

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