Christopher Prew enters Court Room 2 in Lynn District Court for a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday.
Christopher Prew enters Court Room 2 in Lynn District Court for a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday. (Spenser R. Hasak)
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Former hockey coach pleads guilty to child rape and sexual assault

SALEM — A former youth hockey coach from Marblehead admitted Wednesday to the rape and sexual assault of eight boys.

Christopher Prew, 34, of Winthrop and formerly of Marblehead, pleaded guilty in Salem Superior Court to one count of aggravated rape of a child (greater than 10-year age difference), 14 counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and one count of attempted indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. He was sentenced to 13 to 15 years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation.

Prew, who provided private and group hockey coaching and was not affiliated with the Marblehead Youth Hockey Association, was arrested in February 2018 after a 9-year-old boy who participated in Prew's program accus…

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