Sadly, we’ve heard all-too-many stories about male youth hockey coaches sexually abusing their players. But a story coming out of Minnesota adds a new wrinkle to the mix: this time, none of the victims are dudes!
The latest (alleged) perv is Eric Darwitz, the 31-year-old coach of the girls hockey team at a prep school called Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Charges were filed against him yesterday for inviting two of his 16-year-old players over, supplying booze to them, then topping things off by having sex with them when he was the coach at another school nearly three years ago. The school he coaches at now is one of the best prep hockey programs in the country. So how did they respond to these terrible allegations? They fired him immediately, right, since he’s at a boarding school and many of the girls he’s with now don’t have parents around?