By Marcia Love
A hockey coach from Cabri has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Ryan Chamberlin, 39, was arrested on Feb. 26 and charged after Maple Creek RCMP received a complaint from the parent of a male youth the day prior. The parents stated their son had “confronted them about inappropriate interactions with an adult male,” police reported.
Chamberlin was charged with sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference and sexual exploitation.
The accused was a hockey coach who has worked in several communities in southern Saskatchewan.
Additional interviews are being conducted and more evidence is being gathered by RCMP. Police report no other victims have been identified at this time, but the investigation is still in its early stages.
Investigators are asking parents who know their children had contact with Chamberlin to ask if there were any private uncomfortable or inappropriate conversations or interactions with him and to report anything they are uncomfortable with to the Swift Current RCMP General Investigation Section.
Chamberlin appeared in Swift Current Provincial Court on Feb. 27 and was released under several conditions. He must not communicate with the victim or anyone under the age of 18 unless in the company of an adult who has been approved for such a purpose by the probation officer or supervisor.
His next court appearance is scheduled for March 23 in Swift Current.
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