A two time Olympic Judo Champion Peter Seisenbacher was arrested in Kiev, Ukraine on sexual assault charges Kiev News reports. He had been hiding there after being accused of committing sexual acts against minors and put on the international wanted list.
Seisenbacher’s extradition has been requested by the criminal court in Vienna shortly following the arrest.
He is wanted for alleged sexual assault of two young girls he coached in the early 2000s.
According to state prosecutors, the alleged abuse took place in Vienna between 1999 and 2004. The women filed charges against their former coach in 2013.
Seisenberger is alleged to have sexually assaulted one of the girls in 1999, when she was 11, and then abused her on multiple occasions until 2002. Also, he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in 2004.
Seisenberger has also been charged with the attempted assault of a 16-year-old pupil while at a training camp in Croatia in 2001.
In 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, Seisenbacher became the first judoka to win gold at two consecutive Olympics after also winning in 1984 in Los Angeles.
As a coach, he led the Azerbaijan team to two silver medals at the Rio de Janeiro Games last year. Previously, he was head coach of Georgia.