Thursday, March 22, 2007

Teacher accused of child rape

A Blackstone teacher has been indicted on charges she raped one of her students.

Donna Giguere, 38, of Susan Drive, Blackstone, was indicted by a grand jury in Worcester last week on two counts of rape of a child under age 16; two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14; and two counts of unnatural rape of a child under 16, according to Timothy J. Connolly, a spokesman for Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Ms. Giguere, an eighth-grade teacher at Frederick Hartnett Middle School in Blackstone, is scheduled to be arraigned April 20 in Worcester Superior Court, according to court records. The indictment was handed up Thursday, Mr. Connolly said.

Mr. Connolly did not comment further on the charges.

Blackstone police yesterday said Ms. Giguere was arrested Jan. 16 on charges that she befriended the boy when he was a student and sexually assaulted him. Blackstone Police Detective Wayne Mowry said the boy is now 17.

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