Assaults on girl, 10, were not reported
MILFORD— A Hollis Court woman yesterday pleaded guilty in Milford District Court to a charge of reckless endangerment of a child. Lorralynn D. Anderson, 66, of 6 Hollis Court, allegedly learned that a man living in her home sexually assaulted her 10-year-old relative but did not call police, according to court records. Judge Robert B. Calagione accepted the guilty plea and ordered Ms. Anderson to be placed on supervised probation for one year and to comply with the orders of the state Department of Social Services regarding the case.
The man who allegedly assaulted Ms. Anderson’s relative, Greg D. Dearborn, 29, of the same address, was arraigned Oct. 9 in Worcester Superior Court and is due back in court Jan. 25. He was charged with two counts of child rape and single counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, posing a child in a state of sexual conduct and disseminating matter harmful to a minor. The crimes allegedly occurred on various dates from Jan. 1, 2004, to July 20 of last year in Milford.
When interviewed by authorities, the girl estimated that Mr. Dearborn had intercourse with her 1,000 times, according to Superior Court filings. The child also said that Mr. Dearborn showed her movies and magazines depicting unclothed adults and took photographs of her with her pants down, according to prosecutors at Mr. Dearborn’s arraignment.
The alleged victim was 10 years old when she reported to a neighbor on July 22 that Mr. Dearborn had been having sex with her, according to a statement filed in court. Milford police and the state Department of Social Services were then informed of the allegations.
According to Milford District Court records, Mr. Dearborn lived with Ms. Anderson. Their relationship was unclear from court records, but Ms. Anderson was originally charged in August with being an accessory after the fact to Mr. Dearborn by not calling police and by allegedly helping Mr. Dearborn avoid arrest. As part of the plea agreement, Judge Calagione dismissed the accessory charge without prejudice yesterday.
According to court records, Ms. Anderson tried to take Mr. Dearborn to a train station in Franklin and gave him $460 when she knew police and DSS officials were looking for him. According to the records, when Ms. Anderson found out about Mr. Dearborn’s alleged crimes, she did not call police and only told the alleged victim not to go into Mr. Dearborn’s room anymore.
Blackstone lawyer Daniel T. Doyle represented Ms. Anderson in court yesterday, and told Judge Calagione that Ms. Anderson took action to prevent further abuse as soon as she found out about the allegations. He said the girl has been placed out of state by DSS, and that Ms. Anderson has been granted supervised visitation rights.
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