Trial delayed for coach accused of sexually abusing boys
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts youth hockey coach charged with sexually abusing 10 boys has been delayed until May.
The Salem News reports that 32-year-old Christopher Prew, of Winthrop, was arrested in February 2018 after the mother of a 9-year-old boy went to Marblehead police to allege he had been touching her son inappropriately.
Shortly after the first report, other boys came forward to authorities, including one in Newton and another in Quebec, Canada, to report alleged abuse by Prew.
The judge has given no reason for the trial’s delay.
Prew has pleaded not guilty and remains held without bail after a judge recently denied his request for a conditional release.
His attorney has suggested there are inconsistencies in the boys’ accounts.
Prew gave private lessons.