The former Hopkinton Police deputy chief is accused of raping a baby whereas he was a faculty useful resource officer within the city’s college system, in response to police.
A Middlesex grand jury has indicted 54-year-old John “Jay” Porter on three costs of rape of a kid, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office introduced on Monday.
Porter allegedly assaulted a 15-year-old scholar in 2004 and 2005. He was the police division’s first college useful resource officer.
He’s accused of assaulting the scholar a number of occasions off college property.
“We are deeply disturbed and troubled by these accusations,” Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Police Chief Joseph Bennett mentioned in a joint assertion. “These alleged crimes have no place in our community or anywhere else, and we extend our sympathies to the victim.”
This investigation has been dealt with by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Massachusetts State Police. The arraignment has not been scheduled but.
Last August, Porter was positioned on administrative depart by Hopkinton Police pending the end result of an investigation. As of Friday, April 28, Porter is now not a member of the Hopkinton Police Department.
“On Friday, Porter notified the town that he is seeking to retire, and the town accepted his immediate separation from employment,” the city officers mentioned within the joint assertion.
Porter had been with the Hopkinton Police Department since 1992.
Last July, a month earlier than Porter was positioned on administrative depart, he marked 30 years of service with the Hopkinton Police Department. His identify was added to the Hopkinton Police Department 30 Years of Service Award plaque in recognition of the milestone.
“We were thrilled to recognize Deputy Chief Porter’s years of service on Thursday and all he has achieved during his 30 years with the department,” Police Chief Joseph Bennett mentioned in an announcement on the time final July. “He has shown a true commitment to bettering this department and serving the Hopkinton community, and we are fortunate to have him as a member of the Hopkinton Police command staff.”
Porter moved by the ranks — serving as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant earlier than being appointed deputy chief in October 2021.
He was Hopkinton’s first accreditation supervisor, and helped the division obtain its first accreditation award by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission in March 2021.
Porter had been chosen because the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Officer of the Year 4 occasions.