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Local minor hockey league coach facing sexual assault charges

Last Updated Dec 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm MDT

PHOTO. The RMWB RCMP headquarters. Sarah Anderson/REPORTER

A local Fort McMurray minor league hockey coach is facing numerous sexual assault charges after Wood Buffalo RCMP began an investigation after reports were made to police.

Steven Adams, 31, has been charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and luring a child.

These charges stem from allegations of misconduct while Adams was a volunteer hockey coach with Fort McMurray Minor Hockey in 2018.

He has been release on bail and is due in court on Jan. 9, 2019.

“The Wood Buffalo RCMP take allegations of this nature seriously and continue to make this file an investigative priority,” said Cpl. Chris Warren with the Wood Buffalo RCMP.

Necessary victim support services have been made available to those affected by this investigation.

If you have any more information on these incidents, Wood Buffalo RCMP encourage you to come forward to police at 780-788-4000.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).