|Kelsea Joy Hepburn enters the Calgary Courts Centre on February 13, 2013 where she is on trial for sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching involving a 13-year-old player on her team. (JIM WELLS/QMI Agency)
CALGARY – She ran and hid when a teen's mother found the pair with their pants down -- interrupting an apparent romantic moment.
Friday, when a jury found former ringette coach Kelsea Joy Hepburn guilty of sexual exploitation and invitation to sexual touching, she ran from court surrounded by a posse of supporters who shielded her from view before jumping into a waiting SUV.
The jury didn't buy Hepburn's testimony that sexually-laden texts and four incidents, which included kissing and hand-holding, were nothing more than bad judgment.
Instead the four-man, eight-woman jury found there was evidence Hepburn's interactions with the 13-year-old girl, including late night phone calls and a "date" to a hockey game after ringette season, were criminal.
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