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Swim coach Volkers won't be tried as charges stayed


Charges against swim coach Scott Volkers, who coached swim stars Susie O’Neill and Samantha Riley, have been permanently stayed and will not proceed.

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Volkers was charged in 2017 with five counts of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 16.

The alleged offences related to two girls under the age of 16 in the 1980s, and allegedly occurred in the Brisbane suburbs of Aspley and Bald Hills.

Volkers was first charged over the alleged incidents in 2002, but that prosecution was later discontinued.

Volkers coached Australian stars Susie O’Neill and Samantha Riley. He was employed by Swimming Australia and Swimming Queensland until 2010.

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