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January 29, 2014: Ice Skating Coach Convicted in Child Sex Case

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

An ice skating coach was convicted yesterday of 10 felony counts for sexually abusing two students, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Donald James Vincent, 30, was convicted of one count of continuous sexual abuse, two counts of lewd act upon a child, two counts of forcible lewd act upon a child, three counts of oral copulation/sexual penetration with a child under 10 and two counts of sex/sodomy with a child under 10.

The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 21 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch in Department P. He faces multiple life sentences in state prison, prosecutors said.

The jury deliberated for a little less than a day before handing over their verdict to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mike Camacho yesterday afternoon.

The defendant, an ice skating coach at Paramount Iceland, was accused of sexually molesting two students at his homes in Hacienda Heights and Downey between 2007 and 2011.

Vincent was arrested Jan. 11, 2013, and soon after was charged. Bail was set at $6 million, although he has remained in custody since his apprehension.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.