Australian Coach Paul Frost Charged With 47 New Sex Offenses

The case against Australian swim coach Paul Frost now has nine new alleged victims and 47 more charges against Frost, Australian media report.

Last week, Australian police arrested Frost, 43, after receiving reports that he’d sexually assaulted two boys between 1997 and 2003. The boys were between the ages of 11 and 16 when the alleged assaults happened. The case was particularly well-publicized in Australia because Frost is the son of Doug Frost, famous for training Ian Thorpe. Paul Frost allegedly committed the assaults while working at the Doug Frost Swim School in Sydney.

Originally, Paul Frost faced 10 charges. But Australian media now report that 47 new charges have been added based on nine more alleged victims. 7News reports that the charges now include grooming, indecent assault and aggravated sexual assault. Police say the alleged abuses happened between 1997 and 2009, and involved boys who were between 8 and 16 years old.

Frost was back in court today. Though he didn’t apply for bail in his first appearance, ABC News reports that Frost was today granted bail at $10,000. He will also have to surrender his passport and hand over the title deeds to his house in order to be released on bail. He is still in prison while his legal team secures bail, though.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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