Former Staff Member of Dr. Franklin Perkins School Found Guilty of Rape of a Special Needs Student

The Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Kiley Law Group, LLC are representing a special needs child who was the victim of rape by a former overnight staff member at the Dr. Franklin Perkins School.

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Schools, such as the Perkins School, have a responsibility to provide a safe residential environment for these children and protect them from this type of abuse.

Lancaster, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, a Worcester County jury found Darren Pellerin, 44, guilty of two counts of Rape of a Child Aggravated by Age Difference and one count of Indecent Assault and Battery of a Child (Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs Darren Pellerin; Worcester Superior Court, Commonwealth Of Massachussetts; Dockett #WOCR2011-896). The jury deliberated for a day before rendering its verdict. At the time, Mr. Pellerin was a member of the overnight staff of the Doctor Franklin Perkins School. The incident occurred during the 2010-2011 school year.

The Perkins School is located in Lancaster, Massachusetts and provides educational and therapeutic services to children and adolescents with psychiatric and emotional issues. Following the allegations of child sexual abuse, Mr. Pellerin, who had been a member of the overnight staff for nine years, was discharged.

The sentencing hearing for the two convictions of rape of a child and indecent assault and battery of a child is scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 2014.

According to Attorney Thomas M. Kiley of Kiley Law Group, LLC, who represents the victim and his family, “This is the most pernicious form of child abuse involving a child with special needs that is the least able to protect himself from this abhorrent conduct. Schools, such as the Perkins School, have a responsibility to provide a safe residential environment for these children and protect them from this type of abuse.”

Providing Strong Legal Protection Against Abuse

The Kiley Law Group is dedicated to fighting to protect child abuse survivors and will take every step necessary to ensure that the reprehensible individuals who have committed such inexcusable acts are held accountable. We strongly believe that the survivors of abuse and neglect deserve to be heard and represented. We have years of proven success in standing up for children that have suffered cruelty at the hands of those charged with providing specialized care and treatment at Residential Education Facilities. We do not take this objective lightly and will put our full focus on bringing the survivors and their families the justice they so rightly deserve.

To learn more about how we can help, please call us at (888) 208-1695 or visit our website:
http://www.tomkileylaw.com/child-injury/residential-education-childabuse.html

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