Skating coach accused of sex abuse

AFP-JIJI

A figure skating coach, who competed for the Soviet Union at 1988 Calgary Olympics, is accused in a lawsuit of fondling a teenage skater.

The lawsuit alleges former Russian ice dancer Genrikh Sretenski fondled the girl in a hotel room in July 2011. The suit, which was filed in a Maryland court alleges he kissed the girl, touched her breasts and also sent her hundreds of text messages.

It seeks $5 million in damages for the girl who no longer skates competitively.