FINA committee member Flavio Bomio arrested for child molestation

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Switzerland’s swimming community is in a state of shock after the now ex-president of Bellinzona swimming club, Honorary Secretary of FINA’s Technical Open Water Swimming CommitteeChairman of LEN’s Technical Open Water CommitteeHonorary Member of the Swiss Swimming Federation and Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Selection CommitteeFlavio A. Bomio (69), partially admitted to allegations of child abuse spanning more than 30 years. Jailed in Ticino since Friday December 16th, the now former coach of notable swimmers like FlaviaRigamonti is believed to have abused at least 20 minors, whereof he during a ten-hour police interrogation session admitted to having had homosexual relationships with boys aged 12 to 16 years, defending himself that the intercourse always took place without violence. Police began investigating after one of his now adult alleged victims reported the matter last month, it is believed that most of the sexual encounters took place at training camps. Read for instance The Local, Blick and Ticino News

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