WOBURN (AP) — A former youth soccer coach from Medford has been found guilty of raping one of his female players when she was 13 and 14 years old.
Another coach of the same team was acquitted of forcible child rape charges on Wednesday at the same trial in Middlesex Superior Court.READ MORE: Plainville Firefighter In Coma After Contracting COVID-19
Prosecutors say Thomas Heinz was the head coach and Roger Lau his assistant on the under-14 team.
The 27-year-old Lau was convicted on child rape charges for assaulting the girl from the spring of 2003 until the summer of2004.READ MORE: How To Get An Appointment When COVID Vaccines Open For Mass. Residents 16+
The 27-year-old Heinz was acquitted.
Heinz’s attorney tells The Boston Globe his client was “delighted and thrilled” by the verdict and wants to move forward with his life. Lau had always maintained his innocence.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Inspections Will Resume At Most Massachusetts Locations Saturday
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