Daughter Accuses NHL Asst. Coach Of Sex Crime

KABC in Los Angeles reports Friday that Los Angeles Kings assistant coach Mark Hardy, “has been arrested in Washington, D.C., for misdemeanor sexual abuse.”

Mark Hardy Accused Of Sex Crime By Daughter

Eyewitness News has confirmed Hardy was taken into custody overnight at the Mayflower Hotel. Police said the complaint came from a woman in her 20s who claimed to be a relative of Hardy’s.

Hardy is set to be arraigned Friday unless he posts bail.

TMZ.com has more details on the alleged incident.

TMZ has learned 51-year-old Mark Hardy is in police custody after his daughter told cops that Mark “put his hand down [her] shorts and touched her genital area without her permission.”

A former L.A. Kings hockey player-turned-assistant coach was arrested this morning in Washington D.C. for allegedly sexually abusing a 21-year-old woman — his own daughter.

Hardy is a former Kings defenseman (1979-88 and 1992-94) who first served as assistant coach to L.A. team from 1999-2006. He was rehired in 2008 serving in a similar capacity with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Kings’ Assistant Coach Mark Hardy reportedly arrested on sexual abuse allegation [Updated]
May 21, 2010 | 10:30 am

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The Kings have declined comment on reports from multiple sources that Assistant Coach Mark Hardy was arrested Thursday in Washington, D.C., and charged with sexual abuse based on a complaint from a woman in her 20s.

The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports:

Hardy has a daughter, Jessica, who attends Georgetown University. He reportedly was taken into custody at the Mayflower Hotel.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Eric Frost confirmed to the Times that Hardy is in a local “lockup”:

Somebody by that name (Mark Hardy) but we don’t know who he is. To us he’s another sexual abuse misdemeanor defendant in the lockup. If he’s a celebrity, it doesn’t matter to us.”

The Kings released the following statement to the media:

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