Ice Skating Coach Charged With Child Molestation

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skater-coachTORRANCE — A 29-year-old youth ice skating coach was charged Monday with 3 felony counts of molestation involving a former student.

Donald Vincent was arrested on felony child molestation charges at his home in Torrance on January 11.

He is currently incarcerated with a bail set at $1,000,000.00.

Vincent has been coaching youth ice skaters for the past seven years at various ice skating rinks in the Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County areas, including:

  • * East/West Ice Palace – Artesia, Los Angeles County
  • * Glacial Gardens – Lakewood, Los Angeles County
  • * Norwalk Ice – Norwalk, now closed (2007)
  • * 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

Last month, the now 17-year old victim told a friend at a youth camp, who then told another person.

They both encouraged the victim to report the abuse.

The teenager told investigators that he was repeatedly molested by his skating coach at the coach’s Hacienda Heights home, when he was between the ages of 12 to 15.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims.

Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or 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

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  • jeraldhanteng

    If you think Howard`s story is unbelievable,, last week my sister basically actually earnt $8480 putting in thirteen hours a week an their house and they're co-worker's sister`s neighbour was doing this for 3 months and recieved a check for over $8480 in their spare time at there computer. the tips available on this page……….ℂom/watch?v=QZE

  • Hang Em Man

    He said,,, She said deal. His best bet is to fight and go for a jury trial. To many students and ex-students with axes to grind. Who knows if they are lying to telling the truth. I want concrete proof / evidence. Pictures, video, audio communications. Something more than some idiot's word.

  • Monoxide

    Hey coaches and teachers, focus on the job at hand and don't cater to your selfish, illegal desires. It's not that difficult, O.K.?

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