A Norwood man and former officer of the Westwood Police Department has been arrested and charged with rape and indecent exposure stemming from a year-long investigation, police said in a statement late Wednesday.
Kevin M. McCarthy, of Norwood, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in Dedham District Court yesterday.
McCarthy pled not guilty and was released on $5,000 cash bail, on the condition that he stay away and have no contact with the victim, abide by a curfew and report to Norwood Police within 24 hours of his release.
The following is directly from the Norwood Police statement:
"April 20, 2011, a female victim came to the police station reporting she was sexually assaulted overnight. She was in her vehicle parked on the side of the road when a male subject opened the passenger side door. The victim asked him to leave her alone and he replied that he was a police officer. He began to look through the vehicle asking the victim for drugs. She pleaded with the subject to leave, he refused and sexually assaulted her.
The victim told investigators that the suspect had two small dogs with him. She described her assailant as a white male in his mid-forties wearing dark clothing. She stated that the way the suspect spoke he sounded like a police officer.
Several weeks after this incident, Officer Andrew Jurewich was on patrol in the vicinity where that assault occurred. He observed a white male walking two dogs at approximately 3:30 in the morning. Officer Jurewich engaged the subject in conversation. This encounter was relayed to the investigating detective.
This case was investigated by Norwood Police Detective John Gover and members of the Sexual Assault Unit of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Additional physical evidence was developed linking the suspect to the incident. Through investigation it was learned that the suspect was formerly a Westwood Police Officer who was terminated several years ago. The suspect and victim are not known to each other."
McCarthy is due back in Dedham District Court on Aug. 16 for pre-trial conference, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.