A former Okotoks hockey coach is facing charges in Winnipeg relating to a sexual relationship with a minor.

The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) has released details of the investigation into 28-year-old Madison Biluk, who is accused of sexually exploiting a teen between 2019 and 2021.

According to the WPS, Biluk was coaching the survivor when the offences first started, and she's accused of using grooming tactics to gain her trust.

They haven't named the survivor as she was a minor at the time of the offences.

Biluk was charged with 15 offences in total:

  • Sexual Assault

  • Sexual Exploitation

  • Sexual Interference

  • Invitation to Sexual Touching

  • Luring a Person Under 16 years of age by Means of Telecommunication

  • Luring a Person Under 18 years of age by Means of Telecommunication x 2

  • Transmit, Make Available, Distribute or Sell Sexually Explicit Material to a Person Under 16yrs

  • Transmit, Make Available, Distribute or Sell Sexually Explicit Material to a Person Under 18yrs  x 2

  • Makes, Prints, Publishes or Poss for the Purpose of Publication any Child Pornography

  • Imports, Distributes, Sells or Poss for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography

  • Possession of Child Pornography

  • Assault with a Weapon

  • Assault

She's been released with conditions.

Biluk was a coach for the U18AA Rocky Mountain Raiders during their 2021-2022 season.

The Okotoks Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association (OOAA) have released a statement in response.

"Ms. Biluk coached the OOAA U18AA Raiders Team in 2021-22. The OOAA is not aware of any complaints which are similar in nature to the charges brought against Ms. Biluk by the Winnipeg police in connection with her coaching of the U18AA Raiders Team," the statement reads.

The statement goes on to say that the OOAA and OMHA support and encourage anyone who's been a victim of mistreatment, sexual violence, harassment or bullying by someone affiliated with the OOAA or the OMHA to bring their concerns forward to authorities, and that anyone who may have had similar interactions with Biluk should contact the Okotoks RCMP.

The Winnipeg Police Service extended thanks to Hockey Winnipeg, Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada for their assistance in the investigation.

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