Centereach Man Nabbed for Mass. Child Rape

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Paul CollinsU.S. Marshals have apprehended a 62-year-old Centereach man wanted for alleged sex crimes against children in Massachusetts dating back more than 30 years ago, Suffolk County police said.Paul Collins was arrested at his Pleasant Avenue home and charged with rape of a child by force, indecent assault and battery of a child under the age of 14 and open and gross lewdness.Collins was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip over the weekend before Arlington Police Department investigators took him back to Massachusetts, where he will face the charges, authorities said.Collins was a swim coach and the Aquatics Director for the Arlington Boys and Girls Club between 1978 to 1980 when he met the four boys he is accused of victimizing, police said.WCVB-TV in Boston reports that Collins in the second suspect to face such allegations in the three months since victims began coming forward.Special Victims Section detectives are investigating if Collins, who lived in Suffolk for nearly a decade, committed similar crimes on Long Island and are asking anyone with information about him and possible victims to call investigators at 631-852-6184 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Lineup changes pay dividends for men’s tennis

first_imgThe weather wasn’t the only thing that changed from Friday to Sunday at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.Friday, the Wisconsin Badgers men’s tennis team was swept by No. 2 Ohio State. However, lineup changes and confidence boosts led UW to a victory Sunday against Penn State.Head coach Greg Van Emburgh was proud of the way his team recovered.“I think we really fought hard today and played with a lot of confidence,” Van Emburgh said. “We were down a couple of matches in the singles and fought back. We played really strong today, which was good after a tough loss against Ohio State on Friday.”To prepare for Sunday’s matchup against Penn State, changes had to be made, and Van Emburgh was aware of where to make them.Freshman Alexander Teppert replaced Petr Satral in doubles play at the No. 3 spot, and the freshman duo of Rodney Carey and Fredrik Ask was moved to the No. 2 spot.Against Ohio State, Carey and Ask were full of tiebreaking matches. The duo lasted the longest and finished last in doubles play after losing in a tiebreak. Moving to singles, Ask split sets but lost in tiebreak, and Carey lost both sets in tiebreak.Sunday against Penn State, Carey and Ask were working well together but struggled halfway through their match against duo Chris Young and Jason Lee.“We were still playing good, we just had a little bit of a lapse,” Carey said. “We didn’t want it to get too out of control; we were still on top of them, and we wanted to stay calm.”Carey and Ask were able to get a win in the No. 2 spot, and as play continued, Van Emburgh’s changes seemed to be working in the Badgers’ favor.“Rod and Fred have been playing well together, so they got to play at the two and I think it ended up paying off for us [Sunday],” Van Emburgh said of his decision to move the duo to the No. 2 doubles slot.Pleased with their coach noticing their improvement, Ask and Carey were proud of their performance and seemed to carry that confidence boost to their singles play.“Today was great,” Ask said. “I really like the way me and Rod have been playing. We had a match point against number two in the country, and so I feel like we’ve been playing great and that continued today.”The second major change in the lineup for Wisconsin involved breaking up the duo of Satral and Ricardo Martin. Teppert, who made his debut as a Badger this fall after redshirting his 2009-10 season, replaced Satral. The duo worked well together and got the victory.“Sometimes you just look at your different doubles options,” Van Emburgh said. “Teppert’s been playing some good tennis and his back has been a little sore, so I wanted to get him in the doubles.”However, the decision didn’t work in everyone’s favor. After sitting out the doubles matches on Sunday – something quite new to him – Satral ended up losing in singles 6-2, 6-2 to Penn State’s Russell Bader.“I wouldn’t have thought it would affect [Satral], but today, he didn’t play his best tennis,” Van Emurgh said. “I was a little disappointed that he didn’t because I know he’s a lot better of a player. But I know he’ll regroup and be fine for Iowa and Illinois.”last_img read more