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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
Patriots.


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