Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Danish sporting director, Brian Holm, was cleared by a Danish court of the charges of indecent exposure and sexual assault, after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a seven-year-old girl.
Back in May, Holm agreed to waive his right to anonymity in the case, after the media reported that he had been charged with having sex with a minor, which carries a penalty of up to 12 years in jail.
A court in Frederiksberg ruled yesterday, that there was insufficient evidence to prove that Holm had tried to take off the girl’s clothes, which was alleged to have occurred at his home in the middle of the night – back on April 26th.
The 51-year-old former pro cyclist had denied the charges all along, but did admit to being drunk on the night in question.
Following yesterday’s ruling, Holm’s attorney, Karoline Doessing Normann told the media:
"He wants to go home to his family now. This has been exhausting for him.”
Holm was a professional cyclist from 1986 to 1998 and won the Paris-Brussels semi-classic in 1991. In 2002 he admitted to doping in the 1990s.
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