Sex-offence charges against the Sarnia coach who led Canada’s 2016 Olympic gymnastics team will next be heard in court on Feb. 20.
An adjournment was requested Tuesday through an agent appearing for David Brubaker’s defence lawyer, Patrick Ducharme of Windsor. Ducharme is seeking details of the case from the Crown as is required in criminal proceedings.
Brubaker, 54, was also a longtime coach with Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymanstics club. He has been released on bail since being charged in December.
He had placed on unpaid leave by Bluewater Gymnastics in December, but a statement has been issued by the club terminating Brubaker’s employment and confirming club programs will continue.
A publication ban has been issued on details of the case, including the complainant’s identity, that may be heard in court. Such a ban is routine regarding sexual offence allegations.
Court documents obtained by Postmedia state the charges relate to incidents alleged to have occurred between 2000 and 2007.
Brubaker is charged with three counts of sexual assault, three counts of touching a person under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose, two counts of inviting a person under 16 to touch him for a sexual purpose and two counts of being in a position of trust or authority over a young person he touched for a sexual purpose.
Brubaker was reportedly the head coach of Canada’s gymnastics team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and served as national director for the women’s team at last year’s world championships.
By Neil Bowen