EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Former Everett Public Schools superintendent Fred Foresteire was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault and battery Thursday following a jury trial, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie announced.

Foresteire had been the superintendent of the Everett Public Schools for three decades when three women who worked in the district accused him of sexual harassment in 2018. 

Foresteire announced his retirement in December of 2018 a matter of days after he was placed on administrative leave.

The Middlesex DA’s office said charges on which Foresteire was found guilty this week were connected to multiple indecent assaults on one Everett schools employee. Foresteire also faces two separate counts of indecent assault and battery involving accusations from two other women, which are still pending.

The DA’s office said Foresteire was sentenced to 18 months in jail with 90 days to be served and the balance suspended for two years on one count. Foresteire was ordered to stay away from victims and witnesses in this case, as well as the Everett Public Schools and school events.

Foresteire was sentenced to two years of probation on the second count. He has also been ordered to register as a sex offender. 

“The defendant in this case used his position of power to victimize one of his employees, assaulting her and repeatedly making her feel unsafe,  uncomfortable and powerless at her place of employment,” Ryan said of Foresteire in a statement.

Ryan said this week’s verdict “reflects our commitment to protecting this victim and to holding the defendant accountable for his actions.”

“I commend the work by our investigative team and want to remind all those in our community that we stand ready to assist those that are victimized,” Mazzie said.  

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