Bedard gets two years' probation for child custody order violation

Updated: October 9, 2007, 5:02 PM ET
Associated Press

QUEBEC -- Former Olympic biathlon champion Myriam Bedard received two years' probation for violating a child custody order involving her daughter.

She also got a conditional discharge, meaning she will not have a criminal record. The 37-year-old woman faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Bedard said she needs to go abroad for work and she also wants to travel with her 12-year-old daughter. Bedard was charged after she went to the United States with the girl last October without the consent of the father and stayed there nearly three months.

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