Sunday, May 22, 2011
New Zealand Table Tennis Official and Coach Charged
Cops: Ping pong coach accused of using too much of the old bouncy, bouncy with pupils
Bryan Keane, 54, a noted table tennis coach and official in Nelson, NZ has been charged with two historical sexual offences, dating from 1987 and 1997.
Detective Senior Sergeant Wayne McCoy, of Nelson, said the complainants were teenagers at the time of the offences and the complaints had been made independently.
Table Tennis New Zealand (TTNZ) has sent out an email advising that Keane had resigned from the TTNZ board. Its website says he resigned for personal reasons.
Keane has been involved in all aspects of table tennis locally and nationally since he started the sport as a 12-year-old in 1969.