Lancaster, MA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014
On July 31, 2014, a Worcester Superior court jury sentenced a former overnight staff member of a special education facility in Lancaster to 12 to 16 years in state prison. The jury had previously found Darren Pellerin, 46, guilty of two counts of rape of a child aggravated by age difference and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child after injury upon taking only a day to deliberate their decision (Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs Darren Pellerin; Worcester Superior Court, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts; Docket #WOCR2011-896).
The former caretaker worked for the special education facility in Lancaster for nine years and was part of the overnight staff for the Curtis House residential facility where the incidents took place. He was discharged in 2011 after allegations of child sexual abuse had been brought up against him.
In addition to a prison stay, the former caretaker will face 10 years of probation upon release. During this probationary period, he will be expected to undergo periodic mental-health and sex-offender evaluations. He will also be barred from having contact with the victim, his family, and any other minor unless permitted. A GPS monitoring system will be on his person for the length of the probationary period.
Founded in 1896 and moved to Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1924 under the eminent child psychiatrist Franklin Haskins Perkins, M.D., the Perkins School claims to be the premier special education facility in the state, providing a supposed safe haven for children with developmental and behavioral disabilities.
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