Saturday, May 30, 2015

Figure skating coach gets four-year sentence for sex abuse

A former figure skating coach was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for abusing two of his former star pupils.

Kevin Hicks, now 56, performed oral sex and kissed one victim — who cannot be named — after an evening of dining with several skating students in the spring of 1984. Two other similar episodes occurred later that year, one in Hicks’ apartment and the last at a skating rink, Justice Todd Ducharme said during the sentencing.

Hicks molested Brian Jessup once in his car, Ducharme found.

“I can live with a four-year sentence,” proclaimed Jessup, who lifted the publication ban on his identity last month as one of two sexual abuse victims — both male skaters — exploited by Hicks in the 1980s.  (more...)

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