Ottawa Water Polo Coach charged with sexual assault

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Unit has charged an Ottawa man with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference on a teenaged female as a result of incidents that occurred between January 2018 to July 2018.

The incidents occurred while the man was employed as a water polo coach in Ottawa. Celso Rojas, 55-years-old, is scheduled to appear in show cause court today.

Investigators are concerned that there may be other victims and are asking them to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5760. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS); tips may also be sent electronically to<>, or by downloading the Ottawa Police App.

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