Swim coach accused of assaulting 14-year-old female swimmer

(ANSA) – ROME, Sept 22 – An Italian swimming coach has been accused of assaulting a 14-year-old female swimmer in her hotel room in Rome in August 2021, the daily Il Messaggero said Thursday. reported to

Coach, 26, has been charged with aggravated sexual violence, according to the Roman daily.

The man said he was innocent and only called a girl to his room who was causing controversy in the hotel hallway and allegedly didn’t put in enough effort in training.

The girl reportedly told police her coach initially started talking about the sport, then changed course and tried to assault her, but managed to escape.

Both are from Friuli.

Their team was participating in the national championship held in the Italian capital. (ANSA).

All rights reserved © Copyright ANSA