Ukrainian coach charged in sex case faces hearing



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Ukrainian hockey coach accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in Pennsylvania is due before a federal magistrate for a detention hearing.

Ivan Pravilov was charged Tuesday with committing sex acts with a boy attending hockey clinics in the United States.

Court documents say two boys gave identical accounts of a Jan. 3 encounter involving one of the boys in the Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park.

The website for the coach’s hockey school, Ivan Pravilov’s Unique Hockey School, says it held a number of camps up and down the East Coast this summer.

A coach at Pravilov’s school who declined to give his name declined to comment. The Interior Ministry, which oversees the Ukrainian branch of Interpol, had no comment.

Pravilov’s attorney didn’t return messages seeking comment.