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Posted On: February 7, 2008

Massachusetts Governor’s Aide Charged with Sexual Assault

Carl Stanley McGee, the assistant secretary for policy and planning for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s administration has been charged with the sexual assault of a male teenager in Florida.

McGee, 38, was arrested last December in Boca Grande at the Gasparilla Inn & Club resort. The sexual assault incident allegedly took place in a steam room.

McGee, top aide to Patrick, has been on administrative leave since last January. His arraignment on sexual battery charges is scheduled next week.

According to the police report by the Lee County Sheriff's Office, McGee met the boy, 12-16 years of age, in a bathroom at the resort. The boy claims that the following day, McGee saw the boy in the resort’s steam room, took off his towel, began rubbing the boy’s shoulders and back, and performed oral sex on the boy.

The boy told his father, who notified local police. They arrested McGee based on the boy’s physical description of the man who allegedly sexually assaulted him.

On December 30, McGee was freed on $300,000 bond.

McGee is married to John Finley IV.

In Massachusetts, the punishment for conviction of forcible rape of a child younger than 16 can be life in state prison. Conviction for indecent assault and battery on a child older than 14 is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Sex crimes in Massachusetts are very serious offenses. The best way to defend yourself against any sexual crimes charges is to hire an experienced criminal defense law firm to fight for your rights.

Gov.'s Aide Charged With Battering Boy, 15, The BostonChannel.com, February 7, 2008

Patrick aide charged with sexually assaulting boy in Florida, Boston.com, February 7, 2008


Related Web Resources:

Sexual Assault & Rape, Norfolk District Attorney's Office

The Official Web Site of the Governor of Massachusetts

Contact our Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense law firm of Altman & Altman LLP to speak with one of our experienced sexual assault lawyers today.