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Extradition Denied; Maryland Figure Skating Coach Released

Sretenski must turn self in to New York police within 72 hours

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    Extradition Denied; Maryland Figure Skating Coach Released

    UPDATE: Genrich Sretenski was released Tuesday evening. He must turn himself in to New York authorities on Friday.


    A figure skating coach who competed in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary will be released from the Howard County Detention Center after an extradition request by the state of New York was denied.

    A judge ruled the extradition request for Genrich Sretenski was improper. He still must turn himself in to New York state authorities within 72 hours.

    Md. Skating Coach Facing Sex Offense Charges

    [DC] Md. Skating Coach Facing Sex Offense Charges
    Genrich Sretenski, who competed in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, is facing charges of forcible touching, 1st degree sexual offense, and 3rd degree sexual offense against a student.
    (Published Friday, Sept. 7, 2012)

    Due to a paperwork glitch, Sretenski will not be released Monday as expected, News4's Jackie Bensen reported.

    Sretenski, 50, teaches at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel.

    Sretenski is facing charges of forcible touching, first-degree sexual offense and third-degree sexual offense, according to his lawyer, Rene Sandler. He is accused of kissing and fondling a student at a competition in Lake Placid in September 2011 and sending her hundreds of text messages.

    Sretenski's wife and lawyer previously told News4 that Sretenski's students support their coach and the charges will be fought.

    At the 1988 Winter Olympics, Sretenski, who is Russian, and his partner came in fourth. He later performed on television's "Stars on Ice."