Former Edmonton track coach charged with historical sex offences; “sexually assaulted five underage teen males, while under his supervision”

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested and charged a 72-year-old Ottawa man in connection to several alleged historical sex offences involving teen athletes in the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

It is alleged that between 1976 and 1980, Kenneth Thomas Porter, 72, who was a coach with the Edmonton Olympic Track and Field Club, sexually assaulted five underage teen males, while under his supervision.

Edmonton Sex Crimes
Edmonton Sex Crimes

The incidents are alleged to have occurred during track meets held in Calgary and Edmonton, during that time period. Edmonton Police Service Sexual Assault investigators formally launched an investigation into the allegations surrounding Porter in April 2019.

Kenneth Thomas Porter, 72, of Ottawa, arrived in Edmonton yesterday, and was charged at EPS Headquarters with indecent assault on a male (x5) and gross indecency (x5), charges as laid out in the Criminal Code, at that time.

Porter has since been released on a promise to appear. He is next scheduled to appear in an Edmonton court on Dec. 7, 2020.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: SA20R008

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