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Scituate Man Arraigned In Second Child Rape Case

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A Scituate man has pleaded not guilty to various indecent sexual assault charges against a child, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Yesterday, Thomas Bleakney, 52, pleaded not guilty to Aggravated Rape of a Child and multiple counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14.Bleakney was ordered to pay $10,000 cash bail and adhere to conditions that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet, he stay away and have no contact with the victim, and have no unsupervised contact with any person under the age of 16. 

A mandated reporter contacted Scituate Police in January about the allegations against Bleakney, made by a victim. As a result, Scituate Police took out complaints charging that Bleakney indecently assaulted a victim, who was a child at the time. Bleakney voluntarily turned himself in to police, and was arraigned on the charges yesterday in Hingham District Court.

In August, 2021, Bleakney pleaded not guilty to one count of Rape of a Child, Use of Force in Brockton Superior Court. The indictment alleges that on or about 2004-2006, Bleakney raped the alleged victim, who was a child at the time.

From approximately 2000-2015, Bleakney co-operated the in-home, state licensed daycare, “The Kid’s Place,” in Scituate.

Bleakney is next scheduled to appear in court on April 7.

February 11, 2022