Boxing Coach Accused Of Sex Crimes

A Springfield  youth boxing coach is facing rape charges.  

Robert Hersey, who runs a  gym called Beast Elite on Belmont Avenue, made an initial appearance in Springfield  District Court on Monday after he was arrested last Friday. 

 Police  reports indicate Hersey allegedly assaulted two of his teenage boxing  students, allegedly bringing one of the boys to a massage parlor.  According to the police report, he became tired of waiting and left the facility and instead headed to Blunt Park.

A bail of five-thousand dollars was set.


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