Ex-figure skating coach found guilty of assault, gross indecency

Mike Sanderson. (QMI Agency Files)

Mike Sanderson. (QMI Agency Files)

Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:32 PM ET

Former figure skating coach Mike Sanderson was found guilty Friday of indecently assaulting and performing an act of gross indecency on a 16-year-old Toronto figure skater in 1978.

Justice Bonnie Croll found that Sanderson kissed and touched the teen inappropriately then propositioned her after giving the girl he coached a ride home.

The teen who rebuffed him asked if he loved his wife and then “used a ruse” that her neighbours would be checking up on her to prompt Sanderson to leave, said the judge.


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