The case of an elite taekwondo coach convicted of sexually assaulting one of his teenage students is back before an Ontario court today.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy is set to hear submissions on whether some of the charges Shin Wook Lim was convicted of should be stayed because they overlap with each other.
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.
The incidents took place between 2015 and 2017 in several locations, including the studio’s offices and training camps in South Korea.
In her ruling, Molloy said Lim slowly exerted control over his student’s life, then carried out a series of escalating sexual assaults.
Lim, who formerly coached with Taekwondo Canada, also faces another five charges related to sex offences against another teen student, which are set to be tried separately later this year.
Neither complainant can be identified due to a publication ban.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2021.