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Judo Champ Assaulted Them Sexually as Minors, 4 Women Claim

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In this 2012 file photo, Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia celebrates his victory in the Men's Judo 66kg Gold Medal contest with his coach Peter Seisenbacher, at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

By    |   Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 07:01 AM

Four women who were minors at the time have claimed that two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher of Austria sexually assaulted them while he was their coach in Vienna in the early 2000s.

Vienna state prosecution on Wednesday confirmed Austrian media reports, saying an investigation of Seisenbacher started last year after the four women filed charges against their former coach.

If charged and found guilty, the 54-year-old Seisenbacher could face a prison term of up to 10 years, according to The Associated Press.

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Seisenbacher became the first judoka to win gold at two consecutive Olympics, in 1984 in Los Angeles and four years later in Seoul.

Seisenbacher was head coach of the Georgia team when Lasha Shavdatuashvili won gold in the men's 66-kilogram division at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Four women who were minors at the time have claimed that two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher of Austria sexually assaulted them while he was their coach in Vienna in the early 2000s.
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