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Guy Charged With Kidnapping And Throwing 7 Year Old Off 290 Bridge Is A Youth Hockey Coach Who Once Said You Have To “Stay Strong” With 6 Year Olds

Guy Charged With Kidnapping And Throwing 7 Year Old Off 290 Bridge Is A Youth Hockey Coach Who Once Said You Have To “Stay Strong” With 6 Year Olds

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Can’t stop thinking about how crazy it is that a 7 year old girl was thrown off the 290 bridge over Lake Quinsig, and then swam to shore after being kidnapped and strangled at 2:30 AM. The more I think about it the more I think we’re not getting the whole story here. Right now, I assume this girl is a badass. But she’s honestly way more than a badass if this is actually what happened. She’s Superman. And I don’t believe in Superman. I definitely think something fucked up happened, but we are taking the word of a 7 year old girl here. I’m not saying she’s lying, but something doesn’t add up here. Just sayin.

Anyway, we keep finding more and more about Joshua Hubert – the guy who’s under arrest for allegedly doing it. From what people are messaging us, they’re shocked he did this. Doesn’t fit the profile. Check out the Worcester Junior Sharks website. He’s a coach and instructional director:

He’s got kids that he apparently coaches as well. I have no idea why a guy with kids who coaches youth hockey would kidnap his friend’s kid and do something like this. It boggles my mind.

That’s not to say he hasn’t had some run ins with the law. In 2009 he made an appearance in the courthouse records:

Joshua Hubert, 27, of 148 Lincoln St., Worcester, charged with breaking and entering a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, malicious destruction of property over $250, and larceny over $250.

In 2003, he had this:

Joshua J. Hubert, 21, 7 Sturgis St. No. 1, Worcester, charged with driving an uninsured motor vehicle and driving after revocation of registration, continued to Oct. 29.

We don’t have a link for that because the Turtlegram’s online edition didn’t exist back then. A turtle rider sent us the text of it in an email, which they accessed in the archives somehow.

They also sent us this article from Spanky McFarlane in the Turtlegram in 1999 when Josh Hubert was a senior at the ALL School on Woodland Street. The column is about a SCOTUS ruling about sexual harassment in schools and the workplace. Check out the highlighted part from Josh Hubert:

This is what he said about punishing 6 year olds who violated school rules:

“You have to stay strong. If you let it go in kindergarten, it will continue at the elementary level, and pretty soon you have it in the high schools.”

That right there is some cryptic shit. He’s talking about “staying strong” with six year olds. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But he just so happens to be charged with throwing a 7 year old off a bridge. Kind of fucked up once you think about.

Oh, and he’s a certified firearms instructor as well, and has certified many a turtle rider:

Anyway, we’ll see what comes of this. I have a feeling we’re gonna be finding out a LOT more about this. Maybe he was a psychopath who finally just snapped. Maybe the girl is mistaken. Who knows. Either way, we’ll be sitting here updating you all and judging the shit out of everyone.


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11 Comment(s)
  • August 31, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Excellent write-up. I certainly appreciate this site. Continue the good work!

  • Colleen
    August 30, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I went to high school with Josh. He was 2 years ahead of me, but the classes were small so we often intermingled. From what I remember, he was nice to me.

  • Ghost Hunter
    August 29, 2017 at 9:54 am

    There’s a conspicuous lack of anecdotal accounts of this guy especially when considering his presence in the community. I would have expected a lot of information from the comments by now and it just isn’t there. Does anyone know him?

    • Stove
      August 29, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      I know him. He used to work for me. Seemed like a good guy…we used to hang out up in my apartment after work and eat yum yum soup from the Tai Cha Da.

    • Mamaof2
      August 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Yes – and these things are true. The 2009 court dealings had to do with a custody battle for his son. I haven’t really had a lot of contact since my 4 year old was born, but all of these things are true and I don’t believe it.

      • Ghost Hunter
        August 30, 2017 at 8:08 am

        What the fuck are you trying to say?

  • Worcesterite
    August 29, 2017 at 4:04 am

    This is such a weird story. If he has a criminal record how can he get a job at
    a school? And be a firearms instructor? So odd!

    • True Reality Speaks
      True Reality Speaks
      August 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      It’s up to the school as to what disqualifies a teacher/aide/staff, etc. from employment. A CORI is just a criminal background check – it isn’t a thumbs up/thumbs down document. And IIRC, it covers arrests, etc in MA, only. You could be a convicted criminal in another state and wouldn’t be included on a basic CORI check. The school district can always request more comprehensive, federal background checks (this is what happens when you apply for your MA LTC/FID and EVERY time time you buy a firearm from a federally licensed gun dealer). Schools could (and do) hire a child molester if they wanted to.

      As far as being a firearms instructor – anyone can take the class and become certified. I’m not sure you even need to have your LTC. Having the certificate doesn’t mean you ARE an instructor – just that you have the minimum training. It isn’t a big deal at all to get.

  • Details
    August 29, 2017 at 1:31 am

    “Start young” not “Stay strong.” Read it twice before you put your hot take out.

  • Steven Stover
    August 28, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Radical Islam? They pull all kinds of abusive shit. If Diane and Clive comes to his rescue we got our answer. Guilty.

  • Phil
    August 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Yaaaaa ok. This is a joke right? This guy knows as much about hockey as I do about the million man march and opression. FOH

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