Hopkinton — John Porter, now ex Hopkinton Deputy Chief of Policewas charged with raping a teenager nearly two decades ago.
On Monday, a Middlesex County grand jury indicted Porter, 54, for three counts of raping a child.
The alleged incident, according to Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, occurred in 2004 and 2005 when Porter was the school resource officer. They involved a 15-year-old student and occurred off school grounds multiple times, officials said.
The investigation is being handled by the Massachusetts State Police and the District Attorney’s Office.
In a joint statement, Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Police Chief Joseph Bennett said they were “deeply shaken” by the allegations.
“We are deeply disturbed and troubled by these accusations,” Kumaro and Bennett said. The Hopkinton Police Department will continue to cooperate fully with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.Further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.”
No arraignment date has been set for the Middlesex Superior Court.
Porter was on paid leave
Porter, a police officer for 30 years in Hopkinton and 3 years before that in Upton, has been on paid leave since August. No reason was given at the time of the announcement.
A while ago: Hopkinton Deputy Police Chief John Porter took leave without giving reason
As of last Friday, Porter was not on duty at the Hopkinton Police Department, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
“On Friday, Porter notified the town of his desire to retire, and the town accepted his immediate departure,” Kumaro and Bennett said in a joint statement.
Porter resigns as coach of women’s soccer team
Earlier Monday, Porter posted on Twitter that he was retiring from football coaching. Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Uptonwhere he coached women’s soccer.
“I announced my retirement to BVT on Friday,” Porter tweeted. “The past ten years as head coach of the women’s soccer team have been a time of honor, privilege and pride for me and my family. I miss all the support you gave me.”
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Norman Miller can be reached at 508-626-3823 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @Norman_MillerMW or Facebook at facebook.com/NormanMillerCrime for the latest public safety news.
This article originally appeared on the MetroWest Daily News. Former Hopkinton Deputy Chief of Police Porter Charged with Child Rape