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Former Somerville Priest Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

A former priest of an Episcopal church in Somerville was arrested earlier this month on Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges for allegedly sexually abusing a child over a period of 10 years.

The priest was charged with Assault with Intent to Rape and three counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, the priest allegedly committed the sexual abuse over a 10 year period and reportedly only ceased when he left the church. The alleged sexual abuse began in the 1990’s when the child was in elementary school. The victim recently came forward to the police, which then prompted these charges being filed.

The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Assault with Intent to Commit Rape is punishable with imprisonment of up to life imprisonment. As with many sex crimes charges, a conviction for this offense would subject the offender to Sex Offender Registration and the person must submit his/her DNA to the state’s DNA database.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges, including Assault with Intent to Rape and Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child.

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