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Ex-NHL Star Accused of Sex Crime Against Daughter

5/21/2010 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Hardsy ex NHL StarA 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.

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."

Hardy was arrested at the legendary Mayflower Hotel in D.C. -- where the alleged incident was said to have occurred early this morning. He's set to face a judge later today on the charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse.

UPDATE: TMZ has just received a statement from L.A. Kings saying simply, "We are aware of the charge.  Due to the legal nature of this matter, we will not have any additional comments at this time."

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46.

John    

Jessica Hardy is quite the accomplished volleyball player. Tall too...
(http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/hardy_jessica00.html)

1525 days ago
47.

DoGG    

To #14.



You are sick in the head sir!



Are you implying that if your daughter is hot, it's ok to molest her?



Sicko!

1525 days ago
48.

luis echeveste    

I feel that there is a misunderstanding. he is daddys little girl.
nothing wrong to scold your little girl and give her time out. he probably was reaching for the keys and grazed her crotch. anyways what is she hiding. she probably strips for a living and dances erotically. typical blond bombshell, she dont get it her way she the shouts wolf. they both need to repent and have God change how they conduct themselves. God Bless.

1525 days ago
49.

DJ    

"The "without permission" part is what I find creepy"



That's because she is an adult & could technically give permission, whereas a child could not.

1525 days ago
50.

Todd    

He's a GREAT guy and this is not true. I would wait to pass judgement.

1525 days ago
51.

Q    

I remember this guy when he was an assistant coach for the chicago blackhawks, at a team practice...he'd set up a power play drill and when the players passed the puck to one another he would shout out "bingo, bango"--than "bongo" when it was time to shoot it.
Maybe with his kid he only got to the bango part----god I hope its not true because he truly is a nice guy and liked by all the players and management. But if it is true, he'll be blackballed from all that is hockey, worse than had he announced he was gay...just the way it is with hockey---gay aint the way...but incest must be worse. Guess we should wait for more news on this.



1525 days ago
52.

jwblue    

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I know a lot of people in the hockey community, and everyone says he is a stand up guy, who is very nice. I hope this accusation is false.




Posted at 10:35 AM on May 21, 2010 by Rob




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Being a polite/nice person and being a creep are not mutally exclusive.



1525 days ago
53.

Hey Now    

That's a really creepy allegation and she has the right to call the cops, but at 21 years old I may have chosen to handle it within the family first. But its a tough call.

1525 days ago
54.

Paulo    

I guarantee you that alcohol was a factor in the incident. Friends familiar with the LA organization have mentioned his struggles with alcohol in the past.

1525 days ago
55.

Q    

wow, she's a star player on the georgetown univ volleyball team and its graduation weekend there..Hardy comes in to town, gets a hotel, and something really wrong or weird surely must have gone down for a girl leaving school, graduating, family present, to go through with criminal charges here. Daddy was in lock up as of this morning, so they're not kidding around. Nice timing on either of their parts here. If she's lying, she ruined it for her self and family forever, if she's telling the truth---well than, let the charges take him where he needs to go...wow what a way to end a stellar volleyball and educational career. Not sure if thats for her or daddy or both---or if this has been going on for a long time and the graduation truly marked a point of departure for her and his nonsense since probably childhood. Again, if true. But why would a girl in her right mind ruin such a memorable career and day if these charges arent true? Unless she aint right or something...

1525 days ago
56.

John    

Here's Jessica's high school volley ball web page:
(http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/b___-Ux9cUan6rzujTahvg/volleyball-fall-05/profile-jessica-hardy.htm)

1525 days ago
57.

Wishes    

4. Typical MALES alway's killing or raping or shooting up loved one's or random strangers,Not surprised at all they alway's do this stuff it's in they're nature disgusting people get help...



Posted at 10:03 AM on May 21, 2010 by Ed



1525 days ago
58.

Professor Obvious    

I don't believe one word of these allegations.

1525 days ago
59.

John    

Here's an interview Jessica did about her being on the Georgetown University Volleyball Team:
(http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/w-volley/spec-rel/101507aaa.html)

1525 days ago
60.

Jim    

Could just be a crazy kid retaliating against a parent. Happens all the time. I'd wait for the facts on this one.

1525 days ago
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