Youth Skating Coach Suspected of Molesting Boy Charged

Donald Vincent, 29, worked as a coach in Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange counties, and detectives are seeking the public's help with finding other possible victims.

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 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

april ann January 16, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Agreed. And, I'm a straight, middle-aged woman!
bryce January 17, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Vito: Steve's right !! 100% .... If you're gonna run your mouth, you better have facts in hand! Plus, it IS very suspect that you appear overly preoccupied with the gay part of this story (which is obviously beside the point). You should really get better informed before you say such things in a public arena.
Vito Spago January 17, 2013 at 04:30 AM
I am not linking pedophilia with being gay. It just that gay folks are saying that it is OK to be gay because it is genetic and not behavioral. Well now pedophilia is found to be genetic and not behavioral, but now you are saying that pedophilia (or acting out pedophilia) is not OK. So that takes away your argument for why being gay is OK. You really think it is OK for consenting adults to poke each other in the butt with their weenies. Perhaps gays should be like pedophiles and just inhibit their desires because their desires are sick.
nobodyuno January 17, 2013 at 07:05 PM
What is sick is your fascination with weenies and butts especially if you're a man and not gay or bisexual!! Your wife or girlfriend, if you have one, has every reason to question your sexuality. Your mental function is at question to all since you just can't grasp what the article is stating. They're saying the sexuality of a pedophile is genetics and as normal to a pedophile as the sexuality of a heterosexual is normal to a straight person, just as a homosexuals sexuality is normal to a gay person. Don't get it twisted by comparing the genetics of the three as normal to justify your repeated statements linking pedophilia to homosexuality.. REALLY VITO, YOU NEED TO SAY VERY LITTLE ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY BECAUSE EVERYTIME YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH YOUR PURSE FALLS OUT...
Mike January 26, 2013 at 07:27 AM
Time to throw these guys in and never let them out, make a big prison where only these people are housed. There is no way to make sure they never do it again.


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