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Youth hockey coach faces sexual contact charges

March 24, 2017

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey and Delaware have charged a Pennsylvania man who was a youth hockey coach with having sexual contact with minors.

The Gloucester County prosecutor says 55-year-old Walter Ferinden of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, coached youth hockey and conducted skating clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Vermont through the 1990s and as recently as 2010.

Authorities in New Jersey on Friday charged Ferinden with sexual contact involving a 12-year-old boy during the summer of 1995.

County police in New Castle, Delaware, on Monday charged him with nine counts of second-degree unlawful sexual contact with minors.

He is expected to surrender to New Jersey authorities and it is not known if he has a lawyer.

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