Saturday, April 25, 2015

Figure skating coach 'preyed upon me'

Kevin Hicks
TORONTO - Brian Jessup’s dream to become the next figure skating great was transformed into an endless nightmare by his sexually deviant coach Kevin Hicks.

At Friday’s sentencing hearing of his tormentor, Jessup lifted the publication ban on his identity as one of two sexual abuse victims — both figure skaters — exploited by Hicks in the 1980s.

Jessup’s nightmare was so all-consuming that he plotted the ultimate revenge against Hicks in the fall of 2008, he told the court.

“I actually sunk so low in life I meticulously planned your murder. Not something I’m proud to admit and one more thing I must live with,” Jessup said in reading his victim impact statement.  (more...)

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