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Lethbridge Police charge gymnastics coach in connection with additional sexual assaults

Posted on 11 August 2022 by Prairie Post

A Lethbridge gymnastics coach previously charged with sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl at his gym, is now facing additional charges in connection with incidents involving three more young girls who attended the facility. 

On July 12, 2022 police initially charged 33-year-old Jamie Ellacott with sexual assault and sexual interference involving a seven-year-old girl he was coaching at the Lethbridge Gymnastics Academy. Following further investigation, three additional victims, ages 10, 12 and 14, were identified. The three girls were sexually assaulted during sessions at the gym in May 2022. 

On Aug. I0, 2022 Ellacott was arrested without incident and charged with three further counts of sexual assault and sexual interference. He was released from custody and is bound by numerous conditions including no contact with any of the victims or witnesses.

Ellacott is scheduled to appear in court on the new charges on Aug. 31, 2022.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-328-4444 and reference file 22014303.

No further details will be released and police will not provide further comment at this time. 

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