Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest released from prison pending appeal outcome
Charest argued Crown's concession that 20 of 37 counts should be thrown out affects validity of his sentence
Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest has been released from prison, pending the outcome of his appeal.
Two years ago, Charest was found guilty of 37 sex-related charges against nine former athletes, including some who were minors at the time of the offences.
Charest appealed his conviction on all 37 counts, as well as his 12-year prison term.
Charest argued that there had been a "significant change in circumstances" — namely that the Crown conceded that 20 of the 37 counts he was convicted of needed to be thrown out.
He argued the Crown's concession should have an impact on the validity of his conviction and the length of his sentence.