Friday, May 21, 2010

Kings Coach Mark Hardy arrested for sexual assault

Los Angeles Kings Assistant Coach Mark Hardy has been arrested for sexual abuse on a complaint from a woman in her 20's.  The Los Angeles Times is reporting

One source, TMZ.com, has reported that the woman was Hardy’s daughter. Hardy has a daughter, Jessica, who attends Georgetown University. He reportedly was taken into custody at the Mayflower Hotel.

The Los Angeles Kings are reeling with the news of this story and have offered the following thus far. 

"We are aware of the charge. Due to the legal nature of this matter, we will not have any additional comments at this time."

Hardy's daughter has allegedly claimed that her father, Mark, placed his hand down her shorts in a sexual manner.  Further details as to the location or time when these events are to have occured are not presently available.

Hardy played for the Kings from 1979-88 and again from 1992-94 and has twice served as an assistant coach.  The Los Angeles Kings were eliminated from this year's playoffs in the first round against the Vancouver Canucks.

More to follow...

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