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BROCKTON – A Boston man has been arraigned on charges he attacked and sexually
assaulted a Hingham woman in her home, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz
and Hingham Police Chief Glenn Olsson announced today.
Donald J. Galvin (DOB: 03/22/51) of Boston was arrested by Hingham Police and
Boston Police last night at his apartment in Boston. Galvin was arraigned in Hingham District
Court today on one count each of Assault with Intent to Commit Rape, Assault and Battery on a
Person Over 60 and Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Felony.
Galvin was additionally charged with two counts each of Assault with Intent to Commit Rape,
Subsequent Offense and Indecent Assault and Battery. At the District Attorney’s request, Galvin
was held without bail pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing scheduled for August 11
in Hingham District Court.
On Thursday, July 28th at approximately 9 p.m., Hingham Police received a 911 call from
a woman who reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a man who had broken into her
home. Hingham Police arrived on scene, but the perpetrator had fled the area.
Hingham Police worked with the victim in the case to develop their investigation and
create a composite sketch of the defendant. Through their investigation, a DNA profile was
generated and uploaded to the State Police Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). On Sunday,
Hingham Police were notified by the State Police Crime Lab that the standard had been linked to
65-year-old Galvin. As a result, Hingham Police obtained an arrest warrant and coordinated with
Boston Police to take Galvin into custody last night.
The District Attorney moved for a dangerousness hearing for Galvin, who is a Level 3
Registered Sex Offender, because he is charged with felonies that include an element of the use,
attempted use, or threatened use of physical force, the danger Galvin poses to the community, the
nature and circumstances of the offenses charged and his record of convictions.
The case was investigated by Detective Sergeant Ryan O’Shea, Detective Phil Tracey,
Detective John Marquardt and Detective Daniel Leary, all of the Hingham Police Department.