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Frost trial witness admits to threesomes involving others

A witness who testified she was pressured at age 16 into group sex with former junior hockey coach David Frost has admitted she was also involved in such activities with other men.

A witness who testified she was pressured at age 16 into group sex with former junior hockey coach David Frost has admitted she was also involved in such activities with other men.

The witness, who is now 28, made the admission under cross-examination Wednesday at Frost's trial in Napanee, Ont.

Frost, who is also a former NHL agent, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation involving two former players with the Junior A Quinte Hawks. The incidents allegedly took place in 1996 and 1997, when Frost was 29 and coaching the team.

The alleged victims cannot be named because they were minors at the time of the events.

The witness, who cannot be identified because of a court order, had told the court Tuesday that she rarely had sex with her hockey player boyfriend alone. Instead, she was directed by Frost, who was often involved in their sexual activities over a period of six years, she said.

But under questioning by Frost's lawyer Marie Henein Wednesday, the witness admitted she had sex with other men, and had been involved in threesomes and orgies involving men other than Frost and her boyfriend. Two of the incidents were captured on video. The witness also admitted that her relationship with her boyfriend was not good and that Frost had not forced her or anyone else to take part in the sexual activities that involved him.

Henein also questioned the witness's earlier testimony that Frost exerted control via implied threats and the way he looked at her and her boyfriend.

The lawyer said that would be an "extraordinary" and "magical" ability and suggested the witness and another witness who gave similar testimony earlier had made up their stories.

Henein also pointed out significant changes between earlier statements the woman gave to police and her testimony this week in court.

Under the Criminal Code, it is an offence punishable by up to 10 years in prison for someone in a position of authority over a young person aged 16 or 17 to "invite, counsel or incite" them to touch another person for a sexual purpose.

With files from the Canadian Press