Former New England Patriot Charged With Raping Child

WALPOLE, Mass. (AP) -- Police are searching for former New
England Patriots player and high school football coach Danny Villa,
who is accused of raping a child.

The Wrentham District Court on Friday issued a warrant for
Villa's arrest on for three counts of rape of a child over 14 and
three counts of enticing a minor.

The 44-year-old Villa had been working as a football coach at
Walpole High School. He resigned Tuesday, hours after the school
superintendent confronted him over allegations of criminal
misconduct filed by a parent a day earlier.

Villa led one of the most successful high school football
programs in the state, capping an undefeated season with a
championship earlier this month.

Villa played in the NFL for 12 seasons, including six with the

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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Dec 29, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    This is not anything that goes after the New England Patriots. This is just something that is an attempt at besmirching any former professional athletes (does not matter what sport). This is also messed up what he done. He just ruined his legacy at that moment.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Dec 29, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    I only have one question......Why does the fact that he 'used to play for the Patriots' have ANY bearing on the story to begin with? Why does the media always bring past occupations in with the criminal element as if their being a member of the said organization somehow has anything to do with it? He is currently a high school football coach. That is the only relevant employment there is to this story. Just to be clear, I am not a Patriot fan.....but I can't fathom why the reporter or anyone else finds his past employment in any way relevant to what has happened here. All it does is make some feeble attempt at besmirching the Patriot organization as if they somehow hold some culpability here. Ridiculous!
  • by Kurt on Dec 28, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    Typical Patriots crook

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