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The Quebec Superior Court is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A renowned Canadian pairs skating coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and gross indecency.
Richard Gauthier was facing three charges dating back to the 1980s involving a teenage male skater whom he trained.
Gauthier, 61, was found guilty of two charges in a ruling rendered in Montreal by Quebec court Judge Josée Bélanger.
He was acquitted of a third count of indecent assault against the victim, whose identity is covered by a publication ban.
Gauthier spent more than three decades training world class pairs skaters.
He was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame as a coach in 2015.