Former coach denies wrongdoing

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In video of police interview, accused says his intent with victim was not sexual

 

 

Former gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker, right, leaves the courthouse with his lawyer Patrick Ducharme in Sarnia following the first day of testimony in Brubaker’s sexual assault trial.
GEOFF ROBINS/THE CANADIAN PRESS Former gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker, right, leaves the courthouse with his lawyer Patrick Ducharme in Sarnia following the first day of testimony in Brubaker’s sexual assault trial.

 

Arrested and charged, former national gymnastics coach David Brubaker sat across from a Sarnia police officer in a sterile interview room trying to come to terms with his disgraced future. But, even after more than an hour of questioning from an officer who had his own conflicts in the case, Brubaker never wavered from one crucial fact.

I will die knowing that my intentions were never sexual or that my intentions were never to make her feel uncomfortable,” the 55-yearold former executive director of Bluewater Gymnastics told the officer in a videotaped interview about the gymnast complainant in the historical sexual assault case. On the second day of the trial of the high-profile Sarnian, it became more apparent the case is complicated. Continue reading “Former coach denies wrongdoing”