A figure-skating coach who competed at the Olympics for the Soviet Union is accused in a lawsuit of fondling a teenage skater.
The lawsuit, filed in July in the U.S. state of Maryland, alleges that Genrikh Sretenski's actions took place in a hotel room in 2011.
It also alleges that he sent the girl hundreds of text messages.
The lawsuit, filed by the girl's father, seeks $5 million in damages for the girl, who allegedly quit the sport as a result of the incident.
The 50-year-old Sretenski, who was arrested on a New York criminal warrant on September 4, says he is innocent.
Sretenski is a four-time European medalist.
He also teamed with ice-dance partner Natalia Annenko at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, where they placed fourth.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP