NEW YORK – Former Olympic skater Genrikh Sretenski was arraigned in a New York court on Friday morning on charges stemming from an incident that took place last year during a skating competition in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Sretenski, 50, faces numerous charges, including sexual abuse in the first degree, forcible touching and endangering a child, his attorney Terence Kindlon told the Voice of Russia.
The skating coach surrendered to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department at 7:30 a.m. Later in court he pleaded not guilty and was released after posting $50,000 bail.
Kindlon said that Sretenski maintains his innocence and denies all allegations.
Sretenski competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He then spent four years skating with the popular ice dancing tour “Stars on Ice.” Sretenski currently coaches at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md.
His next scheduled court date is Dec. 6.