Wrongly accused gym coach sues police

Updated 2018 09 14: Appended addendum

Wrongly accused gym coach sues police. Perry Nile Larsen is by no means the only or first man ever to experience being falsely accused of sexual assault.

Gym coach acquitted of sexual assault sues police

Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 3:38 PM MT
CBC News

An Edmonton gymnastics coach who was found not guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a student is suing police over allegations of mistreatment.

Perry Nile Larsen, 40, is seeking $500,000 in damages from Edmonton Police Chief Mike Boyd and three arresting officers….(Read more)

Addendum 2018 09 14

There is no shortage of such cases.  They appear to share a common feature.  The cases are a good source of income for the legal industry.  Here are a few examples:

  • Gym teacher acquitted of sexual assault

    CBC News · Posted: Oct 29, 2009 6:02 PM ET | Last Updated: October 29, 2009Former gym teacher Henri Fournier was acquitted Thursday on charges he had sexually assaulted and exploited elementary school students. Fournier lost his job at the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption school in Châteauguay, Que., after his arrest in February 2008 on charges he had assaulted 17 girls….Read more

  • Montana quarterback receives $245K settlement for university’s ‘unfair and biased’ rape investigation
    By Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, February 17, 2016It was the most high-profile of cases, one that seemed to cut straight to the core of America’s struggles to confront sexual assault on college campuses.Jordan Johnson was the star quarterback for the University of Montana. He was tall and handsome and an NFL hopeful. He had nearly led the team to a national title.Then, suddenly, he was accused of rape.
    On March 19, 2012, a Missoula television station reported that a female student had filed a restraining order against Johnson after she accused him of raping her six weeks earlier. Life quickly unraveled for Johnson….Read more
  • NOT GUILTY: Former Vestaburg coach, teacher acquitted of criminal sexual assault
    By Elisabeth Waldon | on August 18, 2017STANTON — A former Vestaburg coach and teacher was found not guilty of allegations that he inappropriately touched a teenage girl in the school gymnasium. Benny Steele, 52, was charged last October with second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He went to trial Monday in Montcalm County’s 8th Judicial Circuit. A jury deliberated just over an hour Wednesday before finding Steele not guilty.“Mr. Steele appreciates the hard work of the jurors in this case,” Steele’s attorney Fil Iorio of Grand Rapids told The Daily News. “We believe that they reached the right verdict in this case and that justice was delivered. Mr. Steele feels vindicated.”
    Montcalm County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Heckman declined a request for comment from The Daily News.
    The trial stemmed from an alleged incident in March 2016 in which a 13-year-old girl claimed Steele inappropriately touched her in the gym at Vestaburg Community School. The girl, who was a seventh-grader at the time, now attends a different school in another county….Read more
  • NU’EST’s Baekho Acquitted Of Sexual Assault Charges
    Apr 16, 2018
    by jeeelim5
    NU’EST’s Baekho has been found not guilty of sexual assault. On April 16, it was reported that the prosecution had dismissed the case and acquitted Baekho of sexual assault charges, ending an eight month-long legal dispute that began in 2017….Read more
  • Former players acquitted of sex assault in incident that led University of Ottawa to suspend hockey program

    The two men were on a road trip with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees hockey team when they encountered the complainant, who was 21 at the timeTHE CANADIAN PRESS
    Updated: June 25, 2018A Thunder Bay, Ont., judge said that while Guillaume Donovan, 27, and David Foucher, 28, were by no means gentlemen during their encounter with the complainant in February 2014, she has no reason to question their testimony….Read more

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