According to Daryl Slade of the Calgary Herald on Thursday, former Calgary ringette coach Kelsea Hepburn will serve an 18 month sentence for abusing a 13 year-old girl on her team.
Hepburn will also be registeted as a sex offender for life. Hepburn, who was an assistant coach for a girls’ under 14 ringette team, was convicted of sexual interference and an invitation of sexual touching from January to March, 2011.
It has also been reported that Hepburn and the victim shared 1,000 emails where Hepburn asked the victim to keep private. Hepburn is not allowed to coach anyone under the age of 16 until she has completed sex offender treatment.
Also on Thursday, another person involved in the Calgary sports scene got in trouble with the law. Former bobsledder Ken LeBlanc, who won a bronze medal in the men’s four man bobsled competition at the 1999 World Bobsled Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was charged with “trying to extort a large sum of money after a business deal crumbled” according to Daryl Slade and Clara Ho of the Calgary Herald.