Former gymnastics coach pleads guilty to sex assaults

John William Henry of Abbotsford was a coach with the Langley Gymnastics Foundation

  • Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 p.m.
John William Henry

John William Henry

by Monique Tamminga, Black Press

John William Henry, an Abbotsford resident and former Langley gymnastics coach, has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual assault.

Henry, 32, pleaded guilty to the charges in Surrey provincial court on Feb. 16.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Henry has been in custody of his own accord since his arrest last March.

He had been a coach with the Langley Gymnastics Foundation for four years prior to his arrest.

Originally, Henry was charged with one count of sexual interference with a person under the age of 16.

Police continued their investigation and the number of victims increased to 10.

Henry also faced a charge for child pornography found in his Abbotsford home. It isn’t known if he pleaded guilty to that charge as well.

Langley Gymnastics does criminal background checks on all their staff. Henry had no prior criminal record, police confirmed at the time.

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