A Massachusetts man is on leave from an after-school program in Waltham after charged with multiple counts of child rape.
According to the Norfolk County District Attorney, John Quinn, 28, was arrested Wednesday and arraigned Thursday in Foxborough on six counts of aggravated rape of a child and six counts of rape of a child with force.
The district attorney said Foxborough police had been investigating Quinn and obtained an arrest warrant from Wrentham District Court Wednesday. Quinn was arrested during a motor vehicle stop later in the day.
The alleged victim was known to Quinn, the district attorney said, but not through his employment.
Quinn had worked as an employee of Champions, a program at Plympton Elementary School in Waltham. He has since been removed according to the company.
Parents who knew Quinn through his work said the charges do not match with their perception of him.
“[He’s] really nice. I always talked to him how was the day and he was always in a good mood,” said Aleksandra Maguire, a mother with two children in the after-school program. “He was great with the kids. The kids like him he’s fun, nice guy, good guy.”
Waltham Superintendent Drew Echelson sent a letter to parents that read in part:
“These charges are very concerning. We will be updating the community as soon as we have more information."
Quinn was released on $5,000 bail and ordered to wear a GPS monitor and not contact the victim or victim’s family. In addition, Quinn is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
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