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Charges: Eden Prairie ice skating coach had sex with 14-year-old student

The criminal complaint describes years of abuse.

A 47-year-old Eden Prairie ice skating coach has been accused of having sex with one of his students.

Thomas Joseph Incantalupo of St. Louis Park was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced in a news release.

“As a father and a former coach of young women, this conduct, if proven in court, deserves the severest penalty possible,” Freeman said in the release. "We will be filing for aggravated circumstances which will allow a judge to hand down a higher sentence if he is convicted.”

Incantalupo is expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.

According to the criminal complaint... 

Incantalupo first began coaching the girl when she was about nine years old, the criminal complaint says. She's a talented athlete who has traveled throughout the U.S. and internationally for training and competition – often accompanied only by Incantalupo.

The sexual abuse allegedly began in August 2015 when the girl was 14 and they traveled to Connecticut for training. Incantalupo forced the girl to perform oral sex on him and told her that she could not tell anyone, the complaint states.

Investigators say the abuse continued in April and May of 2016 while they were in Argentina, during trips later that year and again in 2017 while in Argentina and Connecticut.

"Victim stated that by this point, she had learned how to get the thoughts of the abuse out of her head and pretend that these things were not happening to her," the complaint says. 

Incantalupo allegedly had sexual intercourse with the girl on multiple occasions between September and December. Each time, he took her from a practice rink in Eden Prairie to a nearby hotel and assaulted her there, returning her to the rink in time for her parents to pick her up, the complaint states.

Earlier this month, the girl told a friend what was happening. Her parents found out and went to the police.

Last week, Incantalupo texted the victim's mother and asked to take the girl to lunch. That's when investigators put a wire on her, which led to Incatalupo's arrest.

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