Louis Spadaccini was arrested last September for allegedly drugging and sexually molesting boys from his baseball team. The man known as Coach Lou at St. John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School was expected to admit his guilt on Monday morning, but pled not guilty and demanded a jury trial instead.
According to Philly.com:
While Spadaccini was kept out of sight in a holding cell, his alleged victims – in school uniforms – and their parents were in court waiting for a confession that did not come.
“He needs a bullet in the head,” said one disgruntled man.
Spadaccini has been jailed on $2 million bail since being arrested Sept. 19 and charged with a battery of sex and morals crimes.
“The evidence in our case is strong, and we’ll be prepared whether the trial is now or four months from now,” Assistant District Attorney Joseph McGlynn after the hearing.
We are hopeful that this trial will bring healing to the victims of Louis Spadaccini. It is very rare that victims of childhood sexual abuse are given a chance to have their day in court , and while it may be difficult for them to go over the sexual violence inflicted on them by this alleged predator, we remain optimistic that hearing the truth become public will prove cathartic.
These brave victims deserve applause for coming forward and protecting other children from being abused by this coach. We hope others who may have seen, suspected, or suffered crimes by Spadaccini will come forward and add their voices to those of these young men.