Former Winnipeg high school football coach Kelsey McKay facing six new charges, including sexual assault

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Former high school football coach Kelsey McKay is facing new criminal charges, the Winnipeg Police Service revealed on Friday.

McKay has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, making harassing telephone calls, and two counts of luring. The charges were laid on Thursday after a former student of Vincent Massey Collegiate contacted police with a report of these alleged offences. The accused was released on crown consent with conditions.

The 52-year-old was charged with 22 counts of various sexual crimes in April 2022 after eight individuals came forward with historical allegations against their former high school football coach. The charges included eight counts of sexual assault, seven counts of sexual exploitation, six counts of luring, and one count of sexual interference.

Additional charges of sexual assault and luring were laid in September when another former player went to the police with allegations against their former coach. McKay is now facing a total of 30 charges.

McKay coached at Churchill High School in Winnipeg for 19 years before starting the football program at Vincent Massey Collegiate in 2009. He also served as a physical education teacher.

Investigators have previously requested that anyone with information pertaining to the case contact the sex crimes unit at 204-986-6245. Anyone looking to take advantage of available resources can contact victim services at 204-986-6350 or the sexual assault crisis line at 204-786-8631.