High School Coach in Manitoba Facing Additional Sexual Abuse Allegations

As a result of a tenth complaint, Winnipeg high school football coach and instructor Kelsey McKay has been charged with six more offences relating to alleged sexual abuse of kids while employed at Vincent Massey Collegiate, according to police.

As a teacher and football coach at Vincent Massey and Churchill High School for more than 20 years, McKay, 52, was first detained on April 12 and accused of crimes involving the sexual exploitation of minors.

The initial accusations related to five former high school pupils from the 1990s and 2000s.

Three more complainants later in April came forward with claims of abuse committed while McKay was employed with Churchill. Nine former students have already come forward with comparable claims of sexual assault as of September.

Following allegations that McKay lured, harassed, and sexually assaulted another former Vincent Massey student during the 2000s, the coach was charged with six new offences on Thursday, according to a news release from the Winnipeg Police Service on Friday.

According to the press release, McKay is charged with two counts of luring as well as one count each of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, and harassing phone calls in relation to the complainant.

The survivors, who are now adults, allegedly told police that while they were teenagers, their coach had exploitative connections with them and had sexual offences committed at his residence.

The most recent complaint, according to police, was made on September 28

Currently, McKay is accused of 30 offences. According to the announcement, he was released with restrictions approved by the Crown.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of sexual and/or physical abuse and is searching for legal rights and remedies, Slater Vecchio LLP is here to help. Please contact us for a free, private, confidential meeting.

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As a member of our class action practice group, I act for survivors harmed by institutional abuses in both class action and individual civil sexual assault claims. I believe that every harmed person deserves to be heard and advocated for.