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Nov. 26, 2018 — The latest in a dark history

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This morning, Matthew Duckworth, the head field hockey coach at New Kent (Va.), was arrested after a grand jury indictment on five counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

Duckworth is the latest in a series of field hockey figures over the last 11 years to face morals charges involving students. He apparently is charged with various offenses involving the same student, who is now, according to reports, 16 years of age. These offenses go back to, according to one media report, 2008, when he attempted to hug the student during a fire drill.

Duckworth had reportedly been removed from his coaching and teaching positions within the school district Sept. 25th. The team went 7-10 on the season with an interim head coach.

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