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Ski coach facing sex charges will find out Friday if he gets bail

03/17/2015 05:17 EDT | Updated 05/17/2015 05:12 EDT
SAINT-JEROME, Que. - A judge will rule Friday whether to grant bail to a former ski coach charged with sexually assaulting young girls.

Bertrand Charest is facing 56 charges involving 11 alleged victims.

Charest's bail hearing was held at a courthouse northwest of Montreal this week.

A publication ban was placed on the evidence presented during the two-day hearing.

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.

Charest, 49, was a coach for Alpine Canada's women's development team between 1996 and 1998 and previously worked as coach for various provincial ski organizations.

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