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Genrich Sretenski, skating coach, released

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - A Maryland judge ruled that a skating coach charged with sex abuse can go free on the condition he surrender to New York authorities within 72 hours.

Howard County District Court Judge Sue-Ellen Hantman also ordered Monday that Genrich Sretenski surrender his passport and post his Clarksville home as bond.

Sretenski attorney Rene Sandler says the coach was not immediately released and it was not clear if could meet the conditions in time to be released on Monday.

The New York charges include felony sexual abuse, forcible touching and child endangerment.

He is also accused in a civil lawsuit of fondling a teenage figure skater in a New York hotel room. Sandler says the former Soviet ice dancer denies the charges against him and the case will be aggressively defended.

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