A 29-year-old youth ice skating coach who is suspected of molesting a boy while living in the Los Angeles County community of Hacienda Heights has been arrested and investigators are seeking the public's help in finding other possible victims.
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Victims Bureau arrested Donald Vincent at his Torrance home on Friday, according to a news release. Vincent began coaching youth ice skaters seven years ago and has worked at various ice skating rinks in the Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County areas, authorities said.
Below is a list of rinks where the suspect has coached.
* Norwalk Ice – Norwalk, now closed (2007)
* East/West Ice Palace – Artesia, Los Angeles County
* Glacial Gardens – Lakewood, 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
The allegations were revealed in December when the now 17-year-old victim told a friend at a youth camp, who then told another person, authorities said. The victim told investigators that he was molested repeatedly by the coach at Vincent's Hacienda Heights home when he was between the ages of 12 and 15.
Vincent was arrested on felony child molestation charges. He is in custody on $1 million bail.
Monday, the suspect appeared at Pomona Superior Court and was charged with three felony counts including one count of continuous lewd acts with a minor and two counts of lewd acts with a minor, ages 14 or 15.
Detectives with the Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau are asking the public for help to identify possible additional victims, especially for the period when Vincent served as a coach.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or firstname.lastname@example.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