Eight additional sexual exploitation charges laid against Winnipeg high school football coach Kelsey McKay

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Winnipeg physical education teacher and high school football coach Kelsey McKay has had eight charges added to 14 brought against him earlier in April for a current total of 22.

On April 12, McKay was charged with 14 exploitation and sexual assault-related offences against five former students he coached at Churchill High School and Vincent Massey Collegiate. The survivors, now adults, were teenagers when the offences occurred.

While the Winnipeg Police Service investigation continued, three additional adult survivors contacted the Sex Crimes Unit. They reported similar sexual exploitation and abuse incidents while McKay coached them at Churchill High School in the 2000s. On April 27, McKay was charged with three counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual exploitation and two counts of luring.

McKay coached at Churchill High School in Winnipeg for 19 years before starting the football program at Vincent Massey Collegiate in 2009. The Trojans are the reigning Manitoba High School Athletics Association Division One champions, defeating the Grant Park Pirates by a score of 25-2 in the championship game this past November.

The 51-year-old McKay has been released on crown consent with conditions, mandated by the criminal code.

The Sex Crimes Unit continues with this investigation. Anyone wishing to speak to investigators is asked to call 204-986-6245. Other supportive resources include WPS Victim Services at 204-986-6350 and the Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 204-786-8631.