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Canada: Sexual assault charges against hockey pros

Posted on AllSides February 6th, 2024
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Canadian police confirmed on Monday that sexual assault charges have been levied against five players from Canada's 2018 world junior ice hockey team – four of whom currently play in the National Hockey League (NHL).

The incident in question was first reported to police in June 2018 by a woman who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by members of the team in a hotel room after a Hockey Canada charity event in London, Ontario.

An initial police investigation was dropped in 2019 but reopened in July 2022, a delay for which police also apologized on...

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