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A former Pennsylvania youth ice hockey coach has been convicted on charges of child sexual abuse in New Jersey and Delaware. Walter Ferinden, 57, was accused of sexually abusing at least three children through the late-1980s and early-1990s.
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Were you or a loved one sexually abused by Walter Ferinden? The former youth hockey coach, a resident of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, ran skating clinics in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Vermont. If you or a loved one were abused by Walter Ferinden, our experienced attorneys are here to help. You have powerful legal options, both inside and outside of the criminal justice system.
Walter Ferinden has been sentenced to at least five years in prison for his horrendous crimes, but he has yet to be held accountable to his victims. Police say Ferinden groomed young victims through his youth hockey teams and skating clinics, then exploited his position of trust and authority to abuse them, according to the Courier Post.
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Ferinden Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Child Abuse
Ferinden coached youth hockey teams and operated skating clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Vermont between 1980 and 2010. He was arrested in 2017 in New Jersey on charges of abusing a child in Gloucester County, while facing nine similar charges in Delaware. In 2016 and 2017, the victim in Gloucester County told police that Ferinden "kissed him on the mouth, massaged his body and pressed his genitals against him" in an apartment, prosecutors say.
In December, Ferinden was sentenced to two years in prison by a Delaware court after he pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful sexual conduct. In New Jersey, he was sentenced on May 3, 2019 to three years of incarceration on charges of aggravated sexual contact. At the sentencing hearing, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Kevin Smith rejected the idea of having the two prison sentences run concurrently. As a result, Ferinden will spend at least 5 years in prison for his crimes of serial child molestation.
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But there is still work to be done. Walter Ferinden has not yet been held accountable directly to survivors of his abuse. We can help. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys are here to protect your rights and best interests. Learn more about your legal options in a free, confidential consultation today. You can find more information at no charge and no obligation. Just call us today for a free legal consultation to learn more.