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Former Winnipeg football coach’s abuse of players ‘unforgivable and sickening,’ court hears at sentencing [Video]

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WARNING | This story contains details of abuse.

A man who was sexually assaulted as a teen by his high school football coach says he’ll never forgive his abuser and will continue to suffer from “a lifetime of trauma.”

The former football player took several deep breaths in a Winnipeg courtroom on Tuesday as he detailed how he was groomed for six years and was sexually assaulted by Kelsey McKay.

“Some people take the time to forgive their abuser in these things. But not me,” said the now-adult victim, who suffers from post-traumatic stress-disorder, severe anxiety and depression.

“In my mind, nobody who has harmed a child ever deserves to be forgiven.”

McKay, 53, pleaded guilty last year to 11 charges related to the abuse of nine former players while he worked as a teacher and coach at Vincent Massey Collegiate and Churchill High School in Winnipeg.

He appeared in a Manitoba provincial courtroom on Tuesday in front …

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