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Press Release Marblehead Hockey Coach Indicted for Child Rape

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  • Essex District Attorney’s Office

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Carrie Kimball Monahan, Director of Communications

Marblehead, MassachusettsAn Essex County Grand Jury indicted Christopher M. Prew, 31, of Marblehead, for aggravated rape of a child and 4 counts of indecent assault & battery on a child under 14.  The indictments allege that the defendant indecently assaulted and orally raped a 9-old boy on various dates between September 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.

Marblehead Police initiated an investigation the boy’s mother notified police of her son’s disclosure.   The Essex District Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Marblehead Police arrested Prew on Thursday, February 8th and he was arraigned in Lynn District Court the next day.  Judge Randy Chapman ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 14.

Prew provides private and group hockey coaching sessions in the area but is not affiliated with Marblehead Youth Hockey Association. 

Prew is represented by Attorney Sean Donahue.  Indictments are allegations only and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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Essex District Attorney’s Office 

Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett is committed to holding criminals accountable, securing justice for victims of crime and providing services and drug treatment to non-violent offenders.


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