Montreal police have arrested a coach at the city’s elite National Circus School, accusing him of various charges related to sexual predatory behaviour involving a minor.
Marcelo Berti Marques, 44, was charged late Thursday afternoon with enticing a minor with sexual intentions, making explicit sexual material available to a minor, sexual luring and possessing child pornography.
“These accusations are serious that have minimum sentences attached to them,” said defence lawyer Michael Morena. “For anybody who is not a usual member acting in the justice system, you go from one day having a normal life to the next day having charges against you. It’s shocking.”
The mother of the alleged victim has spoken extensively with Global News.
She said her son started attending the National Circus School in September 2016. The boy was 13 at the time…
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