Olympic judo champion detained in Kyiv on sexual assault charges

Olympic judo champion detained in Kyiv on sexual assault charges

Two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher, who was placed on the international wanted list, has been detained in Kyiv on sexual assault charges, Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung has reported.

The 57-year-old Austrian is accused of committing the sexual assault of minors. Ukrainian criminal prosecutors detained the judoka in Kyiv on August 1. The extradition of the Austrian is now being considered.

Seisenbacher won twice at the Olympic Games - in Los Angeles in 1984 and in Seoul 1988. Subsequently, he successfully trained the national teams of Georgia and Azerbaijan. In October 2016, he was accused of sexual offenses against minors.


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