An elite taekwondo coach convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage student has pleaded guilty to two more sex-related charges involving a second student. Lim was found guilty last week of 10 charges, including sexual assault and sexual interference, in connection with a series of incidents involving a high-level athlete who trained with him at the Black Belt World martial arts studio in Toronto. Search Search CP24 X. Taekwondo coach convicted of sex assault pleads guilty to two more counts Shin Wook Lim is shown in this undated police handout photo. Toronto Police Service. Shin Wook Lim entered his plea in virtual court this morning.
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The Canadian Press Staff. An elite taekwondo coach who sexually abused two teenage students has been sentenced to 6. Shin Wook Lim was sentenced this morning after pleading guilty to two additional charges of sexual interference involving the second complainant. Lim was found guilty last week of 10 charges, including sexual assault and sexual interference, in connection with a series of incidents involving the first complainant, a high-level athlete who trained with him at the Black Belt World martial arts studio in Toronto. Three charges related to that complainant were also stayed today because they overlapped with some of the other counts. Prosecutors noted several aggravating factors, including Lim's position of trust and the fact that the complainants were underage at the time of the incidents, in presenting the joint sentence proposal. Defence lawyers, meanwhile, highlighted Friday's guilty plea as well as Lim's willingness to go into custody immediately despite several outbreaks of COVID in correctional facilities as mitigating factors.
Taekwondo coach convicted of sex assault pleads guilty to two more counts
TORONTO — Two former elite athletes who were sexually abused by their taekwondo coach as teenagers told an Ontario court Friday that his actions robbed them of a normal life, tainted the sport they once loved and left them unable to trust anyone in a position of power. The two young women laid out the lingering trauma caused by Shin Wook Lim, 47, as the former high-level coach was sentenced to 6. Reading their victim impact statements over video conference, each described grappling with debilitating anxiety in the years since the incidents, and seeing their personal relationships and their studies suffer as a result. There will always be a part of me that is broken because of you," said Anya Ettinger, who waived her right to anonymity Friday.
But she noted Lim, also a former Taekwondo Canada coach, began behaving inappropriately towards the girl before then: sending "suggestive" text messages and instructing her to delete them, commenting on how beautiful she was, and hugging her in his office. Lim took control over all aspects of her life, deliberately excluding her mother, and directing the teen to keep information away from her. Then he began the precursors to sexual assault," Molloy wrote. With each escalation, the girl, now 21, "accepted this small change as her 'new normal,"' the judge said.