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Youth Ice Skating Coach Arrested on Molestation Charge

TORRANCE, Calif. (KTLA) — A youth ice skating coach who taught throughout Southern California¬† has been arrested for allegedly molesting an underage boy.

Donald Vincent, 29, was taken into custody at his Torrance home on Friday by detectives from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau.

According to investigators, the allegations caice-coachme to light in December when the now-17-year-old victim told a friend at a youth camp.

That friend told another person, and they then encouraged the victim to report the alleged abuse.

The victim told sheriff’s investigators that he was repeatedly molested by Vincent at his Hacienda Heights home when he was 12 to 15 years old.

Vincent has been charged with one felony count of continuous lewd acts with a minor and two felony counts of lewd acts with a minor, ages 14 or 15.

He remains behind bars, with his bail set at $1 million. He was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say Vincent has been coaching youth ice skaters for the past seven years at rinks in the L.A., Riverside and Orange County areas.

Those rinks include East/West Ice Palace in Artesia, Glacial Gardens in Lakewood, Norwalk Ice (now closed), Paramount Ice and Skating Edge Ice Arena in Harbor City.

Vincent also coached at Anaheim Ice in Orange County and Ice Town Riverside in Riverside County.

Police believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.

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11 comments

  • anaasc

    My husband coached my daughter's softball team and one thing I always told him was keep your distance because no matter how innocent that pat on the shoulder you think it is some mom is bound to take it the wrong way. I said that because I know I would, a pat on the shoulder is fine, but I'm going to keep watching and one pat too many and I'm going to say something to the coach. So, I don't understand how parents let their kids go over to coaches houses, hang out with them, etc. Just blows my mind. It may be paranoia on my part and it may make a coach or two uncomfortable to have me ask him to keep his hands off my child, but better safe than sorry.

  • Bruno

    Just look at the guy! If this guy showed up and said he was my sons coach, and wanted him to come over his house, i would tell my son, font forget the the lube since this man is going to rape you. Parents needs to have better judgement and not let their kids go anywhere. I think the kids parents were just lazy and did not want to be involved in the kids life and pawn the kid to the coach. Then the parents ask "how did this happen?" well let me tell you, you is what happened!!

  • Kelly

    Parenting in this day and age simply opens the door of opportunity for these monsters to take over their role in nurturing a child. So sad.

  • mark

    wonder why at the bottom of this page KTLA didn't write;;;;;;;COMMENTING ON THIS PAGE HAS BEEN DISABLED BY THE BLOG ADMINISTRATION?……….THAT'S WHAT KTLA WROTE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, WHERE THE NEGROES ROBBED & RAPED A WOMAN AT THE NORTHSTROM ROBBERY?…….LMFAO AT YOU PC WEENIES!…..LIKE IT'S A SECRET THAT PEOPLE ARE SICK OF THESE NEGROES IN AMERICA!…………LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • miss cakes

    WOW, ONE STORY INVOLVING SO CALLED "NEGROES" THERE'S A DIFFERENT GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SICKER THAN ANY "NEGROE" ANY DAY AND I BET YOU'RE ONE OF THEM! , STUPID!!

  • Bruno

    I think they should ban Mark from commenting on the blog, the headline can read " Puppy show brings happiness to kids" and mark would post something about "NEGROES" in his typical cap letters..