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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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