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March 7, 2013

Former youth coach charged with sex assaults

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Longua said little after turning himself in Friday, but was cooperative, LaDuke wrote.

When asked by police if he sexually assaulted the girls, he simply said, “No,” LaDuke said in the affidavit.

“Timothy told me that he didn’t want to admit to something he couldn’t remember,” the detective wrote.

Longua confirmed he drank beer, but not liquor, and said he didn’t take drugs, LaDuke said.

The detective said the suspect’s wife, Maura, told him that drinking beer is Longua’s “weakness.”

After one of the alleged assaults, one girl said she told Maura Longua about it and the woman said she would ask Longua to stop touching the child, LaDuke said.

Londonderry Wildcats vice president Eric Morin said Longua helped coach a team of elementary school-aged boys last season, but was no longer a coach with the league.

League president Ryan Ouellette declined to comment in much detail about Longua, but issued a statement on the league’s behalf.

“As of this time, we do not know all the details of the alleged incident, and our thoughts and prayers remain with the Longua family,” he said.

The statement said all coaches, team parents and league board members are required to pass background checks, conducted by the National Center for Safety Initiatives. Longua passed the background check, the statement said.

“All Wildcat football and cheerleading activities are conducted as group activities with multiple adults in attendance, including coaching staffs and parents who are free to attend all practices and game-day activities,” the statement said. “Further, it has always been the policy of the Londonderry Wildcats to have a board member present at all activities, including team practices, events, and games.”

Longua could not be reached for comment.

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