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Ex-youth worker charged with rape was known for ‘wrestling’

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2020, photo shows the Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester.
FILE - This Jan. 28, 2020, photo shows the Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester.(Charles Krupa | AP)
Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 12:27 PM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire prosecutor says a former youth center counselor accused of raping one boy and groping another in the 1990s denied the allegations when questioned by police but acknowledged being reprimanded for “wrestling with children.”

A judge set bail at $3,000 Monday for 79-year-old Frank Davis, of Hopkinton, one of seven men arrested last week in connection with a broad criminal investigation into the Sununu Youth Services Center, formerly known as the Youth Development Center, in Manchester.

A prosecutor says Davis was reprimanded and transferred because of his habit of wrestling with teens.

Davis’ attorney says he denies the criminal allegations. 

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