Former La Mirada High athlete recalls molestation

Full story: Whittier Daily News

As a teen, Melissa Anderson Vincelet ran for La Mirada High School's track and cross country team.
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chuckles

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#42
Sep 15, 2009
 
911 WAS AN INSIDE JB IDIOTS
Thelmo Lucy Bear

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Sep 17, 2009
 
Melissa,
I am so proud of your courage to step forward! What was lifted from your shoulders from so many years of hiding must be wonderful, Many of us wish you out here the best and much happiness moving forward. You are the bravest person I know. God bless you and keep you near always.

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Dre Kelz

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Oct 1, 2009
 
Melissa,

Im glad you did this. Just heard about this last night. like Andy Gibson said there were suspicitions and as male athletes we always joked. I will be the first one to apologize for not saying anything. I ran with you and was your teammate. I seen firsthand the massages, the favoritism with certain females and just the girls in general. As young men we didnt know how to act in that situation and we just joked instead of voicing concerns or come forward to school officials to let know what we observed. Im proud that you did this and will stop a prefator from hopefully never doing this again. STAY STRONG Mel. Tell Josh I said whats up.

Andre K.
LSHS Class of 2004

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Nov 5, 2009
 
I joined Andy's team the WildCats as a child, and was on the track and cross country team for several years at La Serna high. Knowing him for so many years, I could definitely agree with everyone else, that he does in fact have a creepy personality. I always knew something was a little off about him, but as a child it is hard to fully tune into these things. I never got molested by him, but he did make a comment about my underwear once, and another time about somewhere else. Now that I have found these things out, I want to throw up, because he did massage my legs a few times after running. But thinking that he was just an ordinary coach, I thought it was okay. Anyhow, I just wanted to say great job Melissa for speaking up. I actually remember you, I used to run alongside you when I was probably about 10 years old.

So how many years did he get in prison? He's definitely going to get butt raped there hahahaha
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Nov 5, 2009
 
Sex offenders should be castrated.
El nande

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Apr 3, 2011
 
Looks like la mirada high school has been tricked again josh vincelet is being sued for racketeering he is nothing more than a thug and gangster check the news out! There is video of him and his crew radian stores peoples businesses with out having search warrants ! And he has the audacity to speak upon another person that touches other individuals how about taking away your fourth and 14th amendment rights of american citizens ? Looks like josh you will be seeing this pervert soon also
4x100 Class of 97

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Jul 9, 2012
 
Never to late. Melissa, as an adult now I realize that I wasn't wrong in my assumptions and gut feeling about Andy and his behaivor towards you. So I also feel responsible, but full heartedly understand the confusion of what was appropiate and what was not. I am not a victim but was often in need of a "rub down". Now that I am a mother these feelings will not be pushed to the side. You were a strong young woman then and STRONGER now.

Ruby C.
Melissa Vincelet

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Jul 11, 2012
 
Thank you for your post, your words and the time you took to write--it means a lot. As children, we don't know things and we look up to the people who are suppose to be our mentors and in some ways--an extension of our parents when we don't have them around. You didn't know. I didn't know. None of us knew then whhat we know now. I look back often at what this period in high school did to my life and the person it made me become. I am thankful for the poeple who have shaped me and I never gave up. Everytime I look back, I charge forward. I am not a mother yet, so the strength I gathered is different, but I admired your words and can only wonder what that next journey in my life will be like when I do get to share that joy and give that love. Thank you Ruby and many blessings in your future.
4x100 Class of 97 wrote:
Never to late. Melissa, as an adult now I realize that I wasn't wrong in my assumptions and gut feeling about Andy and his behaivor towards you. So I also feel responsible, but full heartedly understand the confusion of what was appropiate and what was not. I am not a victim but was often in need of a "rub down". Now that I am a mother these feelings will not be pushed to the side. You were a strong young woman then and STRONGER now.
Ruby C.
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Feb 8, 2013
 
To Josh and Melissa. I was there with you on the cross country and track team. I remember those years, and how hard it was putting up with Andy. I'm am very happy to know he is in jail. I am sorry for the pain and suffering he caused you both.
My best hopes and wishes to you and your family. I hope to hear from you both soon.
Melissa Vincelet

Pacoima, CA

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#52
Oct 15, 2013
 
Thank you for your USELESS post Ralph Hernandez Jr.
El nande wrote:
Looks like la mirada high school has been tricked again josh vincelet is being sued for racketeering he is nothing more than a thug and gangster check the news out! There is video of him and his crew radian stores peoples businesses with out having search warrants ! And he has the audacity to speak upon another person that touches other individuals how about taking away your fourth and 14th amendment rights of american citizens ? Looks like josh you will be seeing this pervert soon also

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