August 23, 2006

Former NHL agent charged with sexual exploitation

TORONTO (Reuters) - Former National Hockey League player
agent David Frost, target of a failed murder plot, appeared in
an Ontario court on Wednesday on 12 counts of sexual
exploitation and one of assault, Canadian police said.

The Ontario Provincial Police said that seven victims, four
male and three female, were aged between 14 and 16 at the time
of the incidents, which occurred between 1995 and 2001.

Frost, aged 39, was arrested on Tuesday and attended a bail
hearing in Napanee, about 220 km (140 miles) east of Toronto on
Wednesday. CBC Television said he was released on C$10,000
($9,000) bail after his appearance.

Mike Danton, a former center for the St. Louis Blues, is
currently serving a prison sentence in the United States for
attempting to hire a hitman to murder Frost, his former coach
who eventually became his agent.

Danton had feared that Frost was turning against him and
would inform the NHL team of his alcohol and drug abuse.

The "hitman" that a friend of Danton's had attempted to
hire for $10,000 turned out to be a police dispatcher she had
just met. Police recorded several of the couple's phone calls
in which an attempt to murder Frost at Danton's apartment was

The friend was acquitted of conspiring with Danton to
murder Frost.