BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — A former Twin Cities hockey coach has been sentenced for sexually assaulting a student.

James Brent Vandusartz, 57, was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. He was sentenced to 15 years probation and cannot have contact with minor girls without prior authorization.

He must also register as a sex offender and cannot use alcohol or drugs.

Vandusartz was suspended from his job at Blake School. He coached the Junior Varsity Girls Hockey Team. He’s also known for coaching goalies from other teams in the Twin Cities.

Police said the victim is not a Blake student and the incident did not happen at the Blake School campus in Hopkins. Police believe it happened last November at the coach’s own home off of West Preserve Boulevard in Burnsville.

The student, between 16 and 18 years old, reportedly came to the home “multiple times” for some type of hockey coaching. The sexual incident allegedly happened last December while the student was there.

According to court papers, Vandusartz told a Burnsville police officer it was possible he sexually touched the student “in the heat of the moment,” but he’s not exactly sure.

That student called police and gave them voicemail messages Vandusartz is accused of leaving, along with e-mails he allegedly sent.

Police then arranged for a phone call and listened in as the two set up another meeting at the coach’s home.

In that phone call, Vandusartz told the student he “felt there was a spark between them,” and while they didn’t have to be “lovers, he thought the student enjoyed getting pleasure from him and he enjoyed giving it.”

Officers came along to the meeting and arrested Vandusartz.

Comments (11)
  1. just sayin says:

    Obviously thinking with the wrong head.

  2. Dale Gribble says:

    Get the puck outta here I was just showing her my stick.

  3. Whoa says:

    They won’t let me post more details here but look at this startribune.com/local/south/135446218.html

  4. Crazy Joe says:

    This bum has only a few months to live and is on probation and will be gone soon from a brain tumor. He digitally penetrated the victim says the Strib,, is that like cyber sex?

  5. Skipped a few details says:

    When you have the rest of the story you can see the obvious slant of the version reported here.

    This comment, for those who can’t figure it out, pertains to the less than accurate reporting, not to whatever the guy did.

  6. Hang em says:

    Indeed this is wonderful
    Can he take the killer, Ms Amy Senser, along with him ????
    Check with the judge.
    Who has the noose? A double…one for him and one for her. sorry Joe but she killed someone

  7. Moron-reporter says:

    Good gawd. He did NOT get 15 YEARS of prison. He got 15 years PROBATION with NO jail time. He will be dead soon so it will be a moot point, but still…

  8. Cheers says:

    Best part is none of you fools even know 16 is the age of consent in Minnesota, unless you’re in a position of power, like him being a coach or teacher. lock up your daughters im no coach or teacher.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      Unless there is a 3 year age difference. A 21 year old cannot have sex with a 16 year old either.

      1. pump says:

        Incorrect, look up the state laws some states are different Minnesota is one of them.

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