By Tiffany Williams –
Today at the Salem Superior Court, Christopher Prew, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Rape of a Child (greater than 10-year age difference), 14 counts of Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14 and one count of Attempted Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14.
Judge James Lang sentenced Prew to 13 to 15 years in state prison, followed by 10 years of probation. While on probation the Prew is ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the victims, stay out of the town of Marblehead, wear a GPS monitoring device, have no unsupervised contact with children under 16, do not work or volunteer with anyone under 18, complete a mental health evaluation and any treatment deemed necessary, complete sex offender treatment and register with the Sex Offender Registry Board.
Prew worked as a youth hockey instructor in Marblehead and, through this role, developed relationships with numerous families whose sons played hockey.
Between January 1, 2017 and February 5, 2018, Prew fondled or attempted to fondle the boys genitals or buttocks and placed the boys’ hands on his own genitals. On one occasion, Prew raped one of the boys.
The eight victims were between the ages of 7 and 13 at the time of the assaults.