A 68 year-old male is facing five charges including Sexual Assault, involving a female who was a teenager at the time of the alleged offences. The charges are the result of investigation into historic offences alleged to have been committed between January 1, 2002 and April 30, 2008, while the accused was a coach to the victim.
It is not common practice for the Regina Police Service to include information about an accused person’s occupation but, in this case, the alleged offences are the result of the position of authority and trust held by the accused over the victim during the years that he was her gymnastics coach, living and working in Regina. At the time this suspect was interviewed by Regina Police Service, he was residing in Smithers, B.C. and still coaching young athletes. The access to numerous young persons by virtue of a coaching position, combined with the nature of the alleged offences, prompted this decision to release information about the occupation of the accused.
The Regina Police Service first received the report of an alleged sexual assault last November, via the Ottawa Police Service, which was the agency that took the original report. The victim, now a 30 year-old woman, alleged her gymnastics coach had, over a period of years, committed sexual offences against her. Both lived in Regina at the time of the alleged offences. As the result of comprehensive investigation into these allegations, the Regina Police Service requested a Warrant for the arrest of a 68 year-old suspect, who was living in Smithers, B.C. The suspect was arrested, without incident, and subsequently charged.
Sixty-eight year-old Marcel L. DUBROY, of Smithers, B.C., is charged with:
– Sexual Exploitation, position of trust [153(1)(a) CC];
– Sexual Interference [151 CC];
– Invitation to Sexual Touching [152 CC];
– Sexual Assault on a person under the age of 16 [271 CC]; and
– Sexual Assault [271 CC].
DUBROY was released on an Undertaking and will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court in Regina, at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019.