Hearing postponed for ex-Amherst coach in child rape case

Anthony Florio also facing eight other charges

Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – A hearing that was scheduled for a former Amherst Regional High School volunteer coach facing child rape charges has been put off for almost a month.

Anthony Florio was arraigned on May 28 on several charges, including aggravated rape of a child.

He was also arraigned on May 9 for several other charges, including enticing a child under the age of 16. Florio pleaded not guilty to all nine charges.

He was a volunteer coach for the high school’s varsity boys basketball team for the past two seasons.

Florio had originally been scheduled to be in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown Thursday, but the case has been continued until August 1, when he is next due in court.