New Jersey’s police department is investigating an alleged rape by a hockey coach at a youth hockey rink.
The incident occurred in May, police said.
The alleged victim, a 14-year-old girl, told investigators she was approached by an older coach who sexually assaulted her while she was a spectator at the rink, said Officer Andrew Tompkins.
Police said she said she told him to stop, but the coach allegedly continued, hitting her and grabbing her.
The woman said she was unable to stop him because he had the door locked.
The coach was arrested on suspicion of second-degree rape, assault and criminal sexual contact.
Tompkinson said police had been in contact with the alleged victim and she has been cooperating with police.
The district attorney’s office is also investigating.
In addition to the alleged assault, the woman said her father was also sexually assaulted.
Tommaso DiClemente, the director of sports and recreational services at the Meadowlands Youth Center in South Orange, New Jersey, was charged on Wednesday with criminal sexual conduct and endangering the welfare of a child.
The charges stem from an incident last month in which the woman’s father told investigators that DiCleges inappropriately touched him in the hallway while he was a child at the facility.
DiClements did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets are among the teams that employ DiClermont.
He was also an assistant coach for the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1980s and 1990s.
The NHL has also fired DiCliges and suspended him indefinitely from coaching.
Tomes was hired last month by the New Orleans Pelicans after two years as the head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce.