Ice Skating Coach Arrested on Friday

29-year-old Suspect Donald Vincent, a youth ice skating coach, was arrested at his Torrance home on Friday by Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Suspect Vincent is alleged to have molested a boy while the coach lived in Hacienda Heights.

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


The information came to light in December 2012 when the now 17-year old victim told a friend at a youth camp, who then told another person. They then encouraged the victim to report the abuse. The victim told sheriff’s 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.

Suspect Vincent was arrested on felony child molestation charges at his home in Torrance on January 11, 2013. He is currently incarcerated with a bail set at $1,000,000.00.

On Monday, January 14, 2013 at Pomona Superior Court, the suspect was charged with three felony counts by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The charges include: One count of 288.5(a) CA Penal Code, Continuous Lewd Acts With a Minor, and two counts of 288(c)(1) CA Penal Code, Lewd Acts with a Minor, Ages 14 or 15.

Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau detectives are seeking the help of the public to identify possible additional victims, especially during the suspect’s tenure as a skating 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 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