Hockey Canada: another group sexual assault allegedly occurred in 2003

Hockey Canada: another group sexual assault allegedly occurred in 2003

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Already having to deal with a rather thorny case involving a group sexual assault committed in 2018, Hockey Canada must now deal with another similar incident which allegedly took place in 2003, the organization reported Friday.

Hockey Canada has been made aware of “troubling revelations” after being contacted by TSN and CTV News reporter Rick Westhead. The latter would have spoken to “multiple witnesses who provided him with explicit descriptions of the attack following an interview with Conservative MP John Nater”, he explained in a press release.

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The incident, a gang assault, allegedly took place in Halifax during the 2003 World Junior Championship. Hockey Canada said it quickly contacted the authorities from the Nova Scotian town, inviting Westhead and Nater to do the same to share their information.

The national body urged Halifax police to investigate and said it wanted to work closely with law enforcement. He also requested the services of an independent investigator, after “hearing a rumor about 'something bad happening at the 2003 World Juniors',” prior to Rick Westhead's email.

  • Listen to lawyer Nada Boumeftah at the microphone of Vincent Dessureault on QUB radio:

Hockey Canada is targeted from all sides for having concluded an out-of-court agreement with a young woman who says she was raped by eight national team players in June 2018, following an organization gala held in London, Ontario.