Kevin Michael Hicks, a skating coach who once worked in Weston, has been found guilty of two counts of sexual assault and two counts of indecent assault.
Hicks sexually abused young men between 1983 and 1990, and, at the time of his arrest, police in Weston asked for the public’s help because they believed there had been more victims. Hicks had worked as a figure skating coach at the Weston Skating Club.
One of Hicks’ former students testified at the sentencing hearing that he had suffered so many years of torment that he had even plotted Hicks’ murder.
The Crown asked for a 6-year sentence; the defense asked for an 18 month conditional sentence. The age of consent at the time of the rapes was 14 years old, which reduced the number of charges that Hicks faced. Hicks will be sentenced in May.