Nova Scotia

Dartmouth coach faces sex charges

A volleyball coach and referee from Dartmouth, N.S., has been charged with sex offences related to a 17-year-old girl.

A volleyball coach and referee from Dartmouth, N.S., has been charged with sex offences involving a 17-year-old girl.

Joseph Emile "Luc" Potvin, 53, faces charges of luring a child, sexual exploitation and possession of child pornography. The charges stem from alleged offences between April and May 2010.

Court records allege Potvin unlawfully used a computer to communicate with a person under 18 for the purpose of sexual exploitation; had related images and written material and that he was in a position of trust or authority and allegedly abused that position for a sexual purpose by touching directly or indirectly a young person's body with part of his body.

Police raided a Portland Hills Drive apartment Friday morning. They said they found evidence of child pornography on computer equipment and took a man into custody.

Potvin will spend the weekend in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility before attending a bail hearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court Monday.

Police said they received a complaint last week that led to Friday's arrest. 

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