Olympic judo champ fails to show up for sexual assault case
VIENNA (AP) Legal authorities in Austria say they have no clue on Peter Seisenbacher's whereabouts, a day after the two-time Olympic judo champion was supposed to stand trial for the alleged sexual assault of two young girls he was coaching in the early 2000s.
The regional criminal court and state prosecution in Vienna say they haven't heard from Seisenbacher since he failed to show up for the start of his trial on Monday. The case has been adjourned.
His lawyer, Bernhard Lehofer, tells the Austria Press Agency he hasn't managed to contact the 56-year-old Seisenbacher, who is currently head coach of the Azerbaijan judo team.
Lehoher says ''I have been trying to call him. I only get to his voicemail every time (...) I am not aware of his current whereabouts.''