Lowell sex offender accused of raping Whitman girl held on $1M bail

WHITMAN, MA (WHDH) - A Lowell man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Whitman hs been held on $1 million bail.

Whitman Police arrested level-three sex offender Charles Lovejoy shortly after 1:30 a.m. Monday. Police were conducting patrols in town and arrived at St. James Cemetery.

An officer noticed a car with its headlights on leaving the cemetery and performed a traffic stop. After running Lovejoy’s license plate, the Whitman officer identified him as a registered sex offender on active probation.

Through interviews, police determined Lovejoy met the girl online through the Kik app and drove down to Whitman, where he picked her up in his car, drove her to the cemetery and allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Police seized two cell phones from Lovejoy, who was wearing a GPS monitoring device on his ankle and had no weapons on him at the time of the arrest.

Lovejoy, 31, was charged with aggravated rape, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older and enticement of a child for sex under 16.

In 2010, he was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age.

 

Lovejoy was arraigned in Brockton District Court on one count each of aggravated rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over, and enticement of a child for sex under the age of 16.

He is due back in court on Nov. 16.

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