4 of Bertrand Charest's victims win legal fight to have their names made public

Four of the women sexually assaulted by ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest when they were his teenage students have been granted the right to have their names made public.

Neither the Crown nor Charest's lawyer objected to the lifting of a publication ban on the identities of Genevieve Simard, Gail Kelly, Amelie Frederique-Gagnon and Anna Prchal.

Their lawyer, Julie Girard, says a judge agreed to their request today.

The four will attend a news conference in Montreal on Monday.

Charest was found guilty in June 2017 of 37 of the 57 sex-related charges he was facing and he was eventually given a 12-year prison term.

The convictions involved nine of the 12 women who'd accused Charest of crimes dating back more than 20 years. All but one of the 12 were under the age of 18 at the time, with the youngest being 12 years old.