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BROCKTON – The man who sexually assaulted children at a daycare center at Bridgewater State University has been found to be a Sexually Dangerous Person (SDP), Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
On August 31, 2021, after a one-day jury waived trial in Brockton Superior Court, Kyle P. Loughlin, now 28, was found to be a Sexually Dangerous Person. Judge Valerie Yarashus committed Loughlin to the Massachusetts Treatment Center in Bridgewater for not less than one day and not more than his natural life.
In 2017, Loughlin pleaded guilty to charges that he sexually abused several children between January and March, 2015 while he worked at the BSU Children’s Center, a state-licensed daycare center located on the university campus. He was sentenced to serve 7 ½ years in the House of Corrections, to be followed by 10 years of Probation. Loughlin’s conditions of probation after serving his sentence included that he register as a sex offender, complete necessary treatment, wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and stay away and have no contact with any of the victims in the case.
Loughlin was scheduled to be released from jail, having served his criminal sentence. However on May 17, 2021 the Commonwealth petitioned to have Loughlin civilly committed as a Sexually Dangerous Person and the trial was subsequently scheduled after he was examined by two qualified examiners.
The SDP trial was handled by Assistant District Attorney Shanan Buckingham.
Loughlin other criminal cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amanda Fowle, and investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and the Bridgewater State University Police.