Ottawa Police Charge Basketball Coach DEJAN DEAN TANASIJEVIC Sex Assault & Child Abuse 111517

Ottawa Basketball Coach Charged with Sexual Offences on Teenage Girl

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section has charged an Ottawa man following an investigation into the sexual exploitation of a female under the age of 18.

Dejan “Dean” Tanasijevic, 62-years-old, is a well-known coach and personal trainer in the women’s basketball community. While training a female, under the age of 18, he provided her with a recovery massage during which he sexually assaulted her.

The investigation is ongoing.

Mr. Tanasijevic is charged with the following offences:

•           Sexual Assault

•           Sexual Exploitation

•           Sexual Interference

SACA investigators are concerned that there could be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Major Case Management at 613-236-1222, ext. 5760.

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