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David Case, Celine Loyer sentenced to 16 months jail for sexual assault in 2011

Both granted bail to allow them to appeal convictions and sentencing
Celine Loyer, a former sprinter, and her coach, David Case have been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2011. (Supplied)

Former track coach David Case and his former protege, Celine Loyer, were both sentenced to 16 months jail and two years probation for sexually assaulting another woman in 2011.

Superior Court Justice Patricia Hennessy handed down the sentence Monday morning.  

Loyer was convicted of sexual assault and Case was convicted of sexual assault by aiding and abetting in March 2020 after a woman, who cannot be named under a publication ban, said she was sexually assaulted by the pair at Case’s home after she became unconscious when she went there to have dinner and some drinks.

Although they have been sentenced to jail, both Case and Loyer are appealing. And although they have been directed to surrender themselves to police by Tuesday at 3 p.m., they won’t spend any time in jail pending the outcome of their appeals. 

Those appeals likely won’t happen this year at all, said Case’s defence lawyer, Nicholas Xynnis.

“It is unlikely they would be heard before next year, at the earliest,” Xynnis said in an email.

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