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New victims emerge as former Quebec ski coach faces new sex charges

Chair lifts hang over the Laurentian mountains at Mont Tremblant, Que.
Chair lifts hang over the Laurentian mountains at Mont Tremblant, Que. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A Quebec ski coach is facing more sex charges as three new alleged victims gave come forward.

Bertrand Charest now faces a total of 56 charges involving 11 young females.

Nine additional charges were laid Monday as Charest appeared in court for a bail hearing northwest of Montreal.

A publication ban has been placed on the evidence presented at the hearing, which will resume Tuesday.

Charest was arraigned last week on charges including sexual assault and breach of trust involving females between the ages of 12 and 19.

Authorities say the alleged crimes occurred between 1991 and 1998.

Mont-Tremblant police have said the alleged assaults took place north of Montreal and in France, Austria, New Zealand and the United States.

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