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Marcello De Almeida-Ottawa Judo coach charged

10 March, 2021

Marcello De Almeida

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CBC News reported that Marcello De Almeida, An Ottawa judo coach, has been charged with two counts each of sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a young person, and sexual interference.

Ottawa police say the charges originate from incidents involving a teen girl that allegedly took place between February and December 2020 when Marcello Almeida, was the girl’s judo coach.

According to a police news release Wednesday, the investigation by Ottawa Police Service’s sexual assault and child abuse unit began in January after police were notified of allegations the coach had been abusing a girl over the past year, starting when she was 13 years old.

“Investigators believe that there may be other victims in this case and urge them, if necessary, to contact the police,” reads the news release.

Anyone with any information, including anyone who may have also been affected, is asked to contact the Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944.

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