Md. figure skating coach arrested on NY charges

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Associated Press

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 4:33 PM

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — A figure skating coach who competed at the Olympics for the Soviet Union is being held in Maryland as a fugitive from charges in New York.

Authorities in New York aren't releasing details of the case against 50-year-old Genrich Sretenski except to say it involves an incident last year in Lake Placid, a hub of figure skating training and competition. Police there say they took a complaint involving Sretenski last September and turned their investigation over to state police.

New York troopers say Sretenski is jailed in Howard County until an extradition hearing Wednesday.

A telephone message left at the Maryland rink where Sretenski teaches hasn't been returned.

Sretenski competed across Europe in the 1980s. He and ice dancing partner Natalia Annenko placed fourth at the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary.

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