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Crime & Punishment: My Husband is a Fugitive, But I Love Him
Frank Warecke was a girls basketball coach at Abbott Tech High School in Danbury when, in 2003, he was arrested and eventually convicted on charges of having sex with a student. After serving two years in prison, Warecke relocated to Bethany and got married, reports the Danbury News-Times. Things took a plunge when, against the terms of his probation, he began coaching his stepson's youth baseball team. A parent contacted the law and Warecke allegedly lied to his probation officer about the coaching. He then cut off his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet and ran. He and his wife kept a low profile until last Monday when they appeared on a segment of "Dr. Phil" entitled "My Husband is a Fugitive, but I Love Him." Warecke, who still claims to be innocent of the original crime, told the talk show host, "I'm never going to turn myself in, never." He didn't have to; a few days later, police caught up with him in Upstate New York.
By Nick Keppler
April 2, 2013