Former Coach Pleads Guilty to Sex and Assault Charges

Louis Spadaccini will spend 12 to 24 years in prison, plus five years of probation, according to Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb

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    Louis Spadaccini, was a baseball coach for Sts. Neumann and Goretti High School in South Philadelphia.

    Louis Spadaccini plead guilty on Wednesday to charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and furnishing alcohol to minors.

    The former baseball coach from Sts. Neumann and Goretti High School in South Philadelphia was arrested in September 2011 for allegedly bringing a 14-year-old boy to the Holiday Inn on Packer Avenue and giving him beer and prescription drugs.

    The next day, he was re-arrested after police say another one of his players, a 13-year-old boy, accused him of sexual assault. The second victim claimed Spadaccini gave him alcohol and had sexual contact with him on three different occasions, twice at the Holiday Inn on Packer Avenue and once at Spadaccini’s home in South Philadelphia.

    Spadaccini will spend 12 to 24 years in prison, plus five years of probation, according to Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb, who says the former coach will also have to register under Megan's Law for the rest of his life.

    McNabb also praised the victims for having the courage to step forward.

    "We would like to commend the victims for their courage and their strength. Due to their bravery, the defendant was able to be removed from society. He's a very dangerous individual who can no longer hurt anymore children," said McNabb.

     


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