Police lay more sexual assault charges on former Canadian Olympic Taekwondo coach

Mar 22 2019, 9:12 pm

A Taekwondo coach who was previously charged for an alleged sexual assault on a student has been arrested again.

According to Toronto Police, it’s alleged that between 2013 and 2015, in the London, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario area, the coach sexually assaulted a teenage girl.

On Wednesday, March 20, 45-year-old coach Shin Wook Lim, of Woodbridge, surrendered to 14 Division and was arrested. He was charged with two counts of Sexual Assault and two counts of Sexual Interference.

Shin Wook Lim had been previously charged last year for an alleged sexual assault of another teen who had been a student of his.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, he was charged with six counts of Sexual Assault, five counts of Sexual Exploitation, Invitation to Sexual Touching and Sexual Interference.

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At that time, Lim was also being investigated by Port Moody Police in BC.

Last year, police said that the coach was with Canada’s Olympic Taekwondo team.

BC RCMP assisted Toronto police with the 2018 investigation. According to BC’s Ridge Meadows RCMP detachment at the time, prior to moving to Ontario in 2013, Lim resided in British Columbia where he operated Taekwondo training schools.

In a statement issued after his arrest last year, Taekwondo Canada said it was “aware of criminal charges laid against a Toronto-based coach who has recently worked with Team Canada Taekwondo athletes.”

“Taekwondo Canada does not tolerate sexual abuse or misconduct, and guarantees that Taekwondo Canada will deal with this extremely serious issue with one very clear goal — protecting our athletes and the integrity of our sport.”

Taekwondo Canada said Lim was a was an official coach for Taekwondo Canada at the 2008 Beijing and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1404, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

According to Toronto Police, a sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration.

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