This story is highly disturbing. Christopher Prew, 31, is a youth hockey coach in Marblehead. He is accused of sexually abusing eight young boys. The victims range in age between 6 and 11 years old.
Prew was indicted for aggravated rape and four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.
According to police, the abuse for one child began in September. The boy's mother discovered the abuse and informed Marblehead police.
He is not affiliated with Marblehead Youth Hockey Association, which released the following statement Monday night:
We were notified by police of the arrest of Christopher Prew, a well-known hockey skills coach on the North Shore. He is not and has never been contracted by the Marblehead Youth Hockey Association (MYHA) for any on-ice or off-ice coaching. The one 2-hour street hockey game he ran in town this past November was paid for by a private family and was attended by coaches, parents and players. Police have informed us that the allegations against Mr. Prew are not related to that day’s events and at no time did we receive any complaints about his behavior. The safety, health and well-being of all our players is our number one priority.