Oct 25, 2013

No bail decision as new accuser steps forward in coach sex-abuse case

One of the earliest alleged victims of a former Ottawa minor hockey coach accused of sexual assault had kept the alleged childhood sexual abuse secret for decades out of fear.

In an interview Friday, one of 11 alleged victims of Kelly Jones said they were afraid to report the alleged sexual assault by Jones to police after vowing to keep it a secret from their family.

It wasn't until others came forward and the complainant read about the first sexual assault allegation against Jones in the newspaper last month that the complainant finally had the courage to go to police, the complainant said. The complainant added the sexual abuse was unrelated to Jones's work as a hockey coach...

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