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Author Topic: Massachusetts Youth hockey coach accused of molesting boys facing new charges  (Read 4599 times)

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A former youth hockey coach who is accused of molesting children in Massachusetts is facing new charges in Vermont.

The Vermont State Police has charged Christopher Prew, 31, of Winthrop, with lewd or lascivious conduct with a child.

A warrant has been issued for Prew's arrest, with $15,000 bail.

Prew was arrested in Massachusetts in February 2018 after he was accused of sexually abusing several young boys he had worked with as a coach.

He has been held without bail since his arrest. Prew is currently incarcerated at the Middleton House of Corrections in Massachusetts.

Original video aired Feb 2018


UPDATE 6/12/2019

The mother of a former youth hockey coach charged with molesting boys he was hired to teach will ask a judge next month what sort of sentence she would receive if she pleads guilty to witness intimidation.

Louise Martino, 56, of Winthrop, was charged last year after allegedly sending Facebook messages to the mother of one of her son's accusers, suggesting that she had potentially embarrassing information about the woman.

Her son, Christopher Prew, 32, had been set to stand trial this week, but the trial was postponed after his attorney, Michael Doolin, was nominated for a judgeship. A status hearing is scheduled for June 28, to determine when Prew's new lawyer will be ready to try the case.

Martino and her lawyer, Sean Donahue, were in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday for a hearing to schedule a trial in her case. Donahue instead asked Judge Thomas Drechsler to schedule a lobby conference, a meeting with the judge to discuss a possible resolution of the case short of a trial.

Drechsler scheduled that conference for July 16 at 2 p.m.

Earlier this year, Donahue had argued for dismissal of the charge, saying the grand jury that indicted Martino lacked sufficient evidence to find probable cause for the charge. Judge Salim Tabit denied that motion.

More recently, Donahue filed a motion seeking to suppress evidence in the case, but that was withdrawn when prosecutor Kate MacDougall told the court she did not intend to use the particular evidence Donahue was seeking to suppress, according to the case docket.

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Offline bardown

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Reply #1:
 April 03, 2019, 09:41:30 AM
How did this guy get through all of the safety measures not once but twice? And he was able to repeat his crimes with multiple children. Isn't the background check and safesport supposed to stop this kind of sick and twisted nonsense? It seems like there's something like this every year.

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Reply #2:
 April 03, 2019, 09:47:43 AM
Unfortunately, safesport doesn't catch people. It is simply an education tool that raises awareness so they catch this stuff sooner.

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Reply #3:
 April 03, 2019, 10:35:25 AM
Yea you can forget about safesport that's rules what coaches and managers can and can't do with their players. A background check is only as good as the person's record. If the guy had no prior record then there is no way to know if he's a predator.

Reply #4:
 June 12, 2019, 10:55:51 AM
Updates in the original post.

 

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