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Agent targeted for murder faces sex charges in Ontario

8/23/2006 - NHL

OTTAWA -- A former NHL agent who was the target of a
murder-for-hire plot by one of his players faces several sex
charges in eastern Ontario.

David Frost has been charged with twelve counts of sexual
exploitation and one count of assault, all related to alleged
incidents from 1995 to 2001 involving four boys and three girls
between the ages of 14 and 16. The charges follow a two-year
investigation by the Criminal Investigations Branch of the Ontario
Provincial Police.

Frost represented former St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton,
who's currently serving a 7 ½-year sentence in a New Jersey
prison for his role in a $10,000 plot to kill Frost, also his
Canadian youth hockey coach.

Ottawa lawyer Michael Edelson, who represents Frost, said late
Tuesday he had spoken to his client twice that day and would issue
a statement in the next 48 hours.

Police refused to say if the teens were involved in hockey and
wouldn't provide any details of the incidents, which allegedly took
place in the Deseronto and Napanee area of eastern Ontario.

"There is currently a publication ban in place to protect the
identity of the victims," said police spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine
Rae.

Rae refused to say whether the alleged incidents took place
while Frost coached the Tier II Deseronto Quinte Hawks junior
hockey team.

Frost is scheduled to appear Wednesday in court in Napanee,
about 24.86 miles west of Kingston. Ottawa lawyer Michael Edelson,
who represents Frost, was not immediately available for comment.