Woburn High football player assaulted by teammates, father says

A Massachusetts man is speaking out months after saying his 14-year-old son was attacked and sexually assaulted by fellow Woburn Memorial High School football players in a locker room. Kevin Coucelos said the locker room assault on his son, Johnathan, happened last September, and he shared a video of the incident with NewsCenter 5. Coucelos said his son, a soccer player freshman, had immediately told him what had happened in the locker room. not there to protect him,” Cocelos said. “It gnaws at me to see the crowd of kids and football players bullying him, harassing him, sexually assaulting him, physically assaulting him.” Woburn Police and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan is prosecuting seven high school students. Kevin Coucelos, however, said that was not enough and he wanted the school’s football coaches to be held accountable. “Coaches are responsible for all these students, especially athletes, and they let my son down,” Coucelos said. “They should all be fired.” Peter Hahn, an attorney representing the Coucelos family, said Johnathan also immediately reported the incident to one of his coaches.”The school district is responding now and has not responded appropriately,” Hahn said. “We only received a letter from the community (Tuesday) from the superintendent, responding to this months later.” In the letter e, Woburn Public Schools Superintendent Matthew Crowley said, in part, “I wish to be unequivocal that I join every member of the WPS administration in condemning physical and sexual abuse in all its forms. We are committed to a thorough and multi-faceted investigation, and we are committed to being open about the results of those investigations and to implementing their findings and recommendations.” Kevin Coucelos and his wife have filed a lawsuit against Woburn Memorial High School and the town of Woburn. Johnathan Coucelos is no longer attending Woburn Memorial and will start at a new high school this coming Monday, according to his father. Hahn told NewsCenter 5 that a minor court hearing in the case was scheduled for Tuesday, but has been postponed until next month.

A Massachusetts man is speaking out months after saying his 14-year-old son was attacked and sexually assaulted by fellow Woburn Memorial High School football players in a locker room.

Kevin Coucelos said the locker room assault on his son, Johnathan, happened last September, and he shared video of the incident with NewsCenter 5.

Coucelos said his son, a freshman soccer player, immediately told him what happened in the locker room.

“It’s very upsetting, very sad, and it kills me not to be there to protect him,” Cocelos said. “It gnaws at me to see the crowd of kids and football players bullying him, harassing him, sexually assaulting him, physically assaulting him.”

Woburn Police and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan are prosecuting seven high school students. Kevin Coucelos, however, said that was not enough and he wanted the school’s football coaches to be held accountable.

“The coaches are responsible for all these students, especially the athletes, and they let my son down,” Coucelos said. “They should all be fired.”

Peter Hahn, an attorney representing the Coucelos family, said Johnathan also immediately reported the incident to one of his coaches.

“The school district is now and hasn’t responded appropriately,” Hahn said. “We only received a letter from the community (Tuesday) from the superintendent, responding to this months later.”

In the letter, Woburn Public Schools Superintendent Matthew Crowley said, in part, “I wish to be unequivocal in that I join every member of the WPS administration in condemning physical and sexual abuse. in all its forms. We are committed to a thorough analysis, multi-faceted fact-finding exercise, and we are committed to being open about the results of these investigations and to implementing their conclusions and recommendations.”

Kevin Coucelos and his wife filed a lawsuit against Woburn Memorial High School and the City of Woburn.

Johnathan Coucelos is no longer attending Woburn Memorial and will start at a new high school next Monday, according to his father.

Hahn told NewsCenter 5 that a juvenile court hearing in the case was scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed until next month.

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