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Boston Man Indicted in Brutal Attack on Hingham Woman in her Home

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Contact:  Beth Stone- (508) 584-8120

BROCKTON – A Boston man has been indicted on charges he attacked and sexually assaulted a
Hingham woman in her home, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.

A Plymouth County Grand Jury today returned indictments against Donald J. Galvin (DOB:
03/22/51) of Boston, on two counts each of Assault with Intent to Rape, Indecent Assault and Battery on
a Person Over 60, Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person and Breaking and Entering Daytime with
Intent to Commit Felony. Galvin will be arraigned in Superior Court at a later date.

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). Hingham Police were notified by
the State Police Crime Lab that the standard had been linked to 65-year-old Galvin and as a result,
Hingham Police obtained an arrest warrant and coordinated with Boston Police to take Galvin into
custody on August 8.

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. Galvin is currently being held
without bail as a result of the dangerousness hearing, held on August 11 in Hingham District Court.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jason Thomas and was investigated
by Detective Sergeant Ryan O’Shea, Detective Phil Tracey, Detective John Marquardt and Detective
Daniel Leary, all of the Hingham Police Department.


August 30, 2016