June 18, 2019 06:16 PM
A Twin Cities figure skating coach pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of criminal sexual conduct for sexually assaulting a student he coached.
Thomas Incantalupo, 48, was charged in January 2018 with nine counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to the Hennepin County criminal complaint, the abuse began in 2015 when the female skater was 14-years old.
As part of an agreement reached Tuesday, Incantalupo pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct. He will be required to register as a sex offender.
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The plea stipulates that Incantalupo serve a minimum of 12 years in prison. However, prosecutors have the option to argue for the maximum 30-year prison sentence.
He is expected to be sentenced in September.
In court, Incantalupo admitted to bringing the skater to a hotel and engaging in oral sex on two occasions, when the girl was 15 and 16.
Incantalupo coached at the Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club. The club revoked his coaching privileges following the arrest. The U.S. Center for SafeSport banned Incantalupo from coaching in January 2018.
Updated: June 18, 2019 06:16 PM
Created: June 18, 2019 10:49 AM
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