Frost had control of sex lives: witness

STEVE SIMMONS, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:28 AM ET

NAPANEE, Ont. -- The depth of the disturbing sexual control David Frost allegedly had over his teenage hockey players and their girlfriends was eerily articulated in Ontario court yesterday, maybe for the very first time in public.

In yesterday's testimony in the sexual exploitation trial of Frost, little was left for the imagination, as a former girlfriend painted Frost as a controlling, manipulative, sex fiend who forced his teenage players to include him in their sex lives with their girlfriends.

He also set up and watched as a young girlfriend had sex with the virginal 14-year-old brother of her boyfriend, the court heard.

Jennifer Hicks, now 28, said Frost threatened her relationship with her junior hockey playing boyfriend by saying, "Do you want to be with (unnamed boyfriend) or not? If not, you can leave. If you want to be with (boyfriend), you have to be with me."

Hicks, a fitness club operator, was on the witness stand all day yesterday and with strength and remorse detailed an almost five-year relationship with her boyfriend, which regularly included unwanted sex with Frost, who was the coach of the Quinte Hawks junior team in 1996-97.

"We didn't talk much," said Hicks, of her relationship with her boyfriend. "If I wanted to call him, I had to call Dave. He wasn't allowed to call me. We didn't see a whole lot of each other."

But when they did see each other, it was usually in Room 22 of the Bay View Inn in Deseronto, where she would be talked into having sex with Frost along with her boyfriend.

"It was pretty clear he was in control of every action the boys made," said Hicks, who lived in Frost's Brampton home in the summer of 1998. "They weren't allowed to basically go to the bathroom without asking," she said.

"He didn't want us to have sex when he wasn't involved. I can't describe in words the control that was there. But it was there."

It was Frost who first called to ask her to participate in three-way sex including her boyfriend, she said. Both the boyfriend and Hicks were 16 years old at the time. Frost was 29.

Frost put the boyfriend on the phone. "He asked me to come and have sex with him and Dave," said Hicks. "I was kind of shocked at first. I was like, what, you want to do what?"

Her boyfriend, with Frost beside him, said: "Either you do it or we're not together any more."

At one point yesterday the testimony was so graphic and disturbing that Mike Danton's father, Steve Jefferson, stormed out of the courtroom. "I couldn't take it any more," said the father of the hockey player jailed for trying to have Frost killed.

Hicks also testified that if she wanted to have sex with her boyfriend alone, her boyfriend had to ask for permission. "If he didn't get a goal or play well or get an assist, he wasn't allowed to have sex," said Hicks.


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