Nova Scotia

Wolfville swim coach cleared of sex charges

An Annapolis Valley swim coach has been found not guilty of two sex-related charges.

An Annapolis Valley swim coach has been found not guilty of two sex-related charges.

Donald Matthew Carruthers of Wolfville, N.S, was acquitted in Kentville provincial court Wednesday.

He had faced charges of sexual assault and sexual touching of a girl under the age of 14.

Carruthers, 36, formerly coached the Wolfville Tritons and the Glencoe Gaters Club in Calgary. There were no allegations against him in Alberta.

In April, Carruthers's lawyer said he "vehemently denied" the accusations.

Judge Claudine MacDonald said she found the testimony of both the accuser and the defendant credible, which raised reasonable doubt.

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