British Columbia

Chilliwack basketball coach acquitted of child sex offence charge

A youth basketball coach from Chilliwack was acquitted Monday in provincial court of sexual interference involving a minor.

Richard Codie Hindle has been involved in youth sports programs since 2005

Sexual interference allegations were reported to police in early 2016. Richard Codie Hindle was acquitted on Monday. (CBC)

A youth basketball coach from Chilliwack was acquitted Monday in provincial court of sexual interference involving a minor.

Richard Codie Hindle, who is also known as Codie Anderson, had been involved in youth sports in Chilliwack since 2005, according to RCMP. 

He coached basketball at local schools and a leisure centre and has overseen overnight programs, camping trips and a sports academy.

Sexual interference allegations were reported to police in early 2016 and the single charge against him dated back to 2011.

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