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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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91.

Josephus    

In this country an individual is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



What this man is accused of doing is horrific and deserves swift punishment, if and only if he is guilty.



Everyone who is posting and assuming this man's guilt is both a disgrace to your citizenship and a perfect example of why John Adams adamantly opposed universal suffrage.



Learn how your country works and stop watching so much television.



1527 days ago
92.

Ducky    

ewww what do you expect from a King!



so gross!



Go Ducks!

1527 days ago
93.

shecky    

This is going to make Thanksgiving at the Hardy house kinda weird.



1527 days ago
94.

onurassnow    

Sounds like a set up. Last chance to diss dad. No more child support payments well how about a sex charge.



So much for wanting a relationship with the estranged daughter.

1527 days ago
95.

Buzz    

Sorry but a 21 year old woman is different that the headline would lead us to believe that he had gone after her as if she was 12. Something ain't quite right about this story. She is far too old to have simply allowed him to put his hand down her pants. And then gone to the police?



As someone else mentioned it might be revenge for not handing over some money or a car or something.



Or it might be true, but...

1527 days ago
96.

Scott    

Calvin Murphy comes to mind....there sure seems to be more to this story

1527 days ago
97.

beckybloom    

Do u really know what u r talking about it JLS?
I think u have problem to understand reality.
No daughter or son is happy to accuse a parents of such a crime unless it is true.
Laying on this matter can happens, but it is very rare.
The monster father must go to jail. I am sure his future "jail friends" they know what to do with him.

1527 days ago
98.

MillerMan    

You see this is what happens when a woman makes this kind of complaint, you get arrested! So why was Big Ben not arrested? And yes I'm a Pittsburgher and a Steeler fan.

1526 days ago
99.

eastcoast6    

Why was she sharing a room with her father?

1526 days ago
100.

louis    

TMZ, do you know that she prefer to wear a Chanel handbag flat 1112 in stead of the bracelet? I just see her blog about that she purchasing some replica Chanel bags from ec4bag . c o m which is dedicated on designer bags like chanel LV ...

1525 days ago
101.

HolyCow    

Word is she was doing a silly striptease cause she was drunk, dad got a dollar and slipped it down the back of her shorts and a silly little game went a bit too far

1501 days ago
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