Skip to comments.Ex-coach charged with raping boy
Posted on 02/24/2005 12:54:58 PM PST by bikepacker67
A former Malden wrestling coach who called his students ``disciples in training'' and instructed them to perform sexual acts to be a part of his team is facing charges of raping one of his students and more victims are likely to come forward, according to authorities.
Prosecutor Michelle Margolis said Everett Bower, 32, asked his wrestlers to perform sex acts as the culmination of their four-step indoctrination into his ``family.''
Bower has coached boys wrestling at Savio Prep High School in East Boston, Malden High and Malden Catholic, though he's currently unemployed. Margolis described in court how he would instruct his young charges to tell him a secret and show him some act of devotion before performing a sex act in order to be initiated into the club.
She said she expects more victims to surface now that one 17-year-old Malden boy has told police about the alleged abuse that began when he was studying judo with Bower at age 8.
The abuse allegedly began with Bower touching the boy's genitals, giving him alcohol on out-of-state trips to judo tournaments and ``huddling'' naked with him, Margolis said.
When the boy resisted, ``He would then hold him, kiss him, hug him and tell him, `You know I love you,' '' Margolis said.
The teen, who wrestled under Bower at Malden High, came to police after Bower allegedly invited him into a bedroom at his Medford home recently and used a sex toy on him before placing it on himself, court papers said.
The teen told police Bower has used the sex toy on him since he was 14. On other occasions, Bower would invite the boy to watch pornographic videos and masturbate with other teens at his home, prosecutors said.
Bower has also allegedly disciplined the boy by hitting him with a wooden paddle and a physics book until his buttocks bled and one time pinning him down in a shower and shaving his genitals with the help of another student, Margolis said.
At Savio Prep, where Bower last coached wrestling and taught chemistry, former students said Bower was known as a ``pervert'' who ``taught punishments,'' gave students extra credit for doing push-ups against the wall and would frequently grab his crotch during class. They also said he would boast about showering with student wrestlers. Bower's family posted $1,500 bail.
Not a physics book, now that's just sick...
He should be locked up with Michael Jackson.
Hmm...wrestling coaches...girls P.E. coaches...what's the deal?
Stupid wrestling coaches and their vow of celibacy... /sarcasm
I have not done research on this, just read the news accounts of the various arrests and charges. Still, it seems clear that such cases are more common in the public schools than in the private/parochial schools. Could this be in part a consequence of the National "Edukashun" Association's support for "alternative life styles"?
Now you're just being mean.
Bring back the Guillotine!!
Yet another case of Cohen-Tannoudji Quantum perversion.
Gee, I wonder if the school taught these children to tolerate everyone's sexual orientation. THERE ARE CREEPS OUT THERE TARGETING CHILDREN!!! The last thing they need to do is ask kids to tolerate everyone's sexual orientation.
Let him try to coach a wrestling team in prison.
Ping. Be sure to read the replies.
$1500 bail? That's it? Did I miss something?
A sick man.
$1,500 bail (!) For raping ten boys.
Good thing he didn't commit a serious crime--like blurt out that boy rasslers tend to be a bit stronger than the girls. Now that would be serious, prob. a hate crime.
Wrestling coach at a Catholic high school - maybe he should have become a priest? /sarcasm
I miss out on a lot of jokes.
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Anyone notice how the media always report them as ex-coach, ex-teacher, etc.? They did not become ex-anything until after they were caught.