ICE: Ukrainian hockey coach arrested on sex charge
Thursday, January 19, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal immigration officials in Philadelphia say a Ukrainian hockey coach has been accused of committing sexual acts with a teenage boy.
Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that 48-year-old Ivan Pravilov was arrested on charges of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with a minor.
A criminal complaint alleges Pravilov committed sexual acts with a 14-year-old boy visiting in the United States and attending hockey clinics. Pravilov is in federal custody pending a detention hearing and can't be reached for comment.
An email left with his hockey school hasn't been returned. The website for Ivan Pravilov's Unique Hockey School lists former Philadelphia Flyers player Dainius Zubrus as among his former students.
It's unclear if Pravilov has an attorney.