Newburyport, MA (January 11, 2022) – Local news sources reported that 55-year-old David McCarron was arrested and faces several charges related to conduct that he allegedly engaged in while acting as a caregiver to an 11-year-old child over a long period of time.
Reports from authorities show that on December 13, 2021, an 11-year-old girl was interviewed by the police regarding her time under the care of McCarron. According to Essex County prosecutor Shailagh Kennedy, McCarron “groomed” the 11-year-old child over a long period of time while acting as a caregiver to the child while the child’s mother was out of the house.
Three specific incidents occurred in September, October, and November. However, further details surrounding the incident have not been disclosed.
McCarron faces child rape with force charge and four counts of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14.
McCarron was released after posting a $5,000 cash bail. He is required to stay out of Salisbury, wear a GPS monitoring device, and remain at the address in Bedford that was provided to the court, have no unsupervised contact with any children under 16, and must have no contact with the alleged victim or any witness.
McCarron is required to appear back in court on January 27th for a probable cause hearing.
Criminal Court vs Civil Court for Sexual Abuse
People who commit sexual acts against children can be held to account in criminal court as well as civil court. It is important to understand the differences between the two court systems.
When people are charged in criminal court with sexually abusing a child, raping a child, or engaging in other misconduct, they often face jail time once convicted. Additionally, a criminal conviction can result in hefty fines and may require perpetrators to add their name to the registry of sex offenders in Massachusetts. Although criminal charges do provide some sense of justice for victims, injured parties can take action in civil court to gain compensation that can help them moving forward.
Civil cases surrounding sexual abuse claim allow victims to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages they face as a result of being subjected to these traumatic acts. People who are victimized are able to file legal claims in civil court regardless of whether or not a criminal conviction was made.
Massachusetts Sexual Abuse Lawyers Can Help You
Our sexual abuse lawyers in Massachusetts can help you protect your legal rights after being harmed. Our team at Law Office of Carmen L. Durso is committed to creating a safe and comfortable atmosphere where you can tell us your story. Our team will begin immediately on building the strongest case possible on your behalf to ensure you are able to get justice while pursuing legal action against those who cause you harm.
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