Former ice skating coach sentenced for molesting students

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A former ice skating coach was sentenced to nearly 100 years in prison for sexually abusing two of his students.

Donald James Vincent, 31, of Torrance, was sentenced on Thursday to 98 years and eight months to life in state prison.

Vincent was convicted in January of repeatedly sexually molesting two of his students, a boy and a girl, between 2007 and 2011.

The incidents took place in Vincent's homes in Hacienda Heights and Downey, said Deputy District Attorney Babette Huley, who prosecuted the case. The students were under the age of 16 at the time of the abuse. He was arrested and charged last January.

Vincent trained young skaters as an independent contractor at various ice skating rinks in Southern California.

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

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