Charges laid against gymnastic instructor for sex-related offences

OTTAWA — Yesterday, Ottawa Police Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit (SACA) laid charges of sexual assault and sexual interference against a 27-year-old Ottawa man, Klyne Pitpitunge.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred in March and April 2019, while the accused was employed as a Gymnastics coach/instructor. The locations he has worked at are at the 2700 block of Lancaster Road, 1100 block of Morrison Drive, and 500 block of Lacolle Way. He was suspended from coaching at the start of this investigation.

Pitpitunge will be in show cause court today.

S.A.C.A. continues the investigation and are concerned there could be more victims.

“The Ottawa Police will respect a victim’s wishes to pursue or not pursue the matter before the courts.” “The reporting of these incidents by victims to police is key for investigators to identify suspects and determine crime trends.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext.5760. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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