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Ice Skating Coach Convicted of Sexually Abusing Students

A youth ice skating coach who taught throughout Southern California was convicted Tuesday of sexually abusing two of his students, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Announced Wednesday.

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Former skating coach Donald Vincent was convicted of sexually abusing two students.

Jurors found Donald Vincent guilty of 10 counts of sexual abuse for molesting two students at his homes in Hacienda Heights and Downey between 2007 and 2011, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s office.

The investigation began after one of Vincent’s victims told a friend at a youth camp about the abuse, prosecutors said. A second victim then came forward.

Vincent has been behind bars since his arrest on Jan. 11, 2013.

He was scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 21, prosecutors said.

The 39-year-old had coached youth ice skaters for nearly a decade at various locations in the Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties including:

  • * East/West Ice Palace – Artesia, Los Angeles County
  • * Glacial Gardens – Lakewood, Los Angeles County
  • * Norwalk Ice – Norwalk, Los Angeles County
  • * Paramont Iceland – Paramount, Los Angeles County
  • * Skating Edge Ice Arena – Harbor City, Los Angeles County
  • * Anaheim Ice – Anaheim, Orange County
  • * Ice Town Riverside – Riverside, Riverside County

Anyone with information about this investigation was asked to contact the sheriff’s department special victims bureau at 877-710-5273 or specialvictims@lasd.org Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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