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Trial for diving coach facing sex-related charges begins Wednesday

The trial of a former Saanich diving coach charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a young person and one count of prostitution of a person under 18 is set to begin Wednesday.

Trevor Palmatier worked at Boardworks Diving, based out of Saanich Commonwealth Place, from 1996 to 2007. The offences are alleged to have taken place between June 30, 2004 and June 28, 2006.

In early 2013, a Greater Victoria teenager came former claiming he had been victimized by his coach. Saanich police charged Palmatier, now based in Edmonton, in May 2013.

The B.C. Provincial Court trial begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Victoria Law Courts.

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