Judge Dismisses Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Hockey Coach Adrahtas | Sports

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FARGO, ND (AP) — A federal judge in Minnesota on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by eight former hockey players alleging sexual abuse by a college and youth coach in the 1980s, suggesting in the order that the case might be better served in state courts. .

Plaintiffs accused Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas of repeated sexual assault, abuse, molestation and harassment while playing on his teams at various levels of the sport. Many of the accusers, all male, were minors at the time.

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