The former St. Louis Park ice skating coach who pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage student was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison.
Thomas Joseph Incantalupo, 47, of St. Louis Park, began abusing the girl in August 2015 and continued until September of last year, according to the criminal complaint. He is being held at the Hennepin County jail on five charges of criminal sexual conduct.
'This is not cheating on your wife,' Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said, according to the Star-Tribune. 'This is a crime against a child.'
The survivor, now 18, delivered a victim impact statement to the court, saying her coach's abuse turned her dreams into a nightmare. 'He robbed years of my childhood and I'll never get those years back,' she said.
The victim’s parents eventually became aware of the situation and went to police after the victim told a friend what was happening.
Incantalupo pleaded guilty to the charges in June.