Winnipeg police have charged a female hockey coach after a sexually exploitative relationship with a player.
Police were alerted in October 2023 to the allegations, which they say took place between 2019 and 2021.
Police say the woman, in her 20s, forged an inappropriate sexual relationship by grooming and gaining the trust of a teen girl on the team. Police say the alleged offences of coercion and abuse continued after the teen stopped playing hockey.
Madison (Madi) Biluk, 28, of Winnipeg, was arrested on Thursday and charged with 15 offences, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual interference, assault, assault with a weapon and child pornography charges, among others.
Biluk, who is originally from Gimli, coached within the Hockey Manitoba organization from 2018-2023.
A social media post in May 2021 noted Biluk was completing her first year teaching at Dasmesh School Winnipeg, while also taking on a head coach role of the Okotoks Raiders U18 AAA for the 2021-22 season.
Biluk was released from custody with conditions pending a court appearance.
Hockey Canada and its affiliate Hockey Manitoba said in a statement the two organizations became aware of the “alleged sexually exploitative relationship” through a video circulating online.
The organizations then notified police and Hockey Canada’s independent group that investigates maltreatment complaints.
“We take allegations of this nature extremely seriously and the individual is ineligible to participate in Hockey Canada-sanctioned programs, including as a coach, guest coach or volunteer while the complaint process is ongoing,” the statement said.
The organizations did not provide further comment, citing the ongoing investigations.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Winnipeg police at (204) 986-6245.
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Supportive resources are available, including the WPS Victim Services at (204) 986-6350 and the Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line at (204) 786-8631.