HINGHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A Norwell man facing more than a dozen charges, including aggravated rape of a child, remains held without bail following a dangerousness hearing in Hingham District Court Tuesday.
Derek G. Sheehan, 48, faces several charges including three counts of aggravated rape of a child, three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age, three counts of pose/exhibit in sexual act, three counts of photograph sexual or intimate parts of child and four counts of possessing child pornography.
The charges stem from an active investigation conducted by Norwell police and state police.
Police say the father of three and former Norwell youth football coach sexually assaulted a boy during a sleepover in Sheehan’s Norwell home between April and June.
According to the police report, after the boy came forward, police went to Sheehan’s home with a search warrant and seized several electronic devices containing “… an undetermined amount of video and thousands of photos.”
Police say Sheehan is seen in a video sexually assaulting the boy and on his phone they found “…numerous photos which are believed to be pornographic images of children…”
Sheehan also faces charges of indecent assault and battery on a child and intimidating a witness in Barnstable County, according to police.
Sheehan’s next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Anyone with information regarding accusations against Sheehan is asked to call Norwell police Det. Daniel Dooley or Officer Kayla Puricelli at 781-659-7979.
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