Peabody Officer Wojick Facing Charges for Indecent Assault on Child

The DA's office says police officer Fred Wojick was arrested last night on charges of indecent assault and battery and disseminating obscene material to a minor.

A veteran Peabody police officer is facing indecent assault charges on a child, according to the Essex County District Attorney's office.

Spokesperson Carrie Kimball-Monahan briefed local media outlets that officer Fred Wojick, 48, will be arraigned in Peabody District Court this morning on six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and one count of disseminating obscene material to a minor.

She said Wojick was arrested by state police detectives assigned to the DA's office last night at 7 p.m.

No further details were available.

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V Job November 30, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Blutarsky November 30, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Didn't the officer used to own a gym in town?
Brian November 30, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Just because you know someone doesn't mean they can't be a monster. State police involved, arresting one of their own? I'm sure there was plenty of evidence for them to make an arrest. If he's guilty he is the scum of the earth right up with one Jerry Sandusky. These crimes are bad enough when officers of the law commit these crimes it hurts that much more.
Russ November 30, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Remember. Innocent before proven guilty. Let the truth be found. Then, Let justice rule.
PeabodyCitizen November 30, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I'm not surprised at all this officer has always displayed a repulsive represented the Peabody police force. That's karma!
Mary McCarthy November 30, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I hate to hear stories like this especially when it is in your own city. I hope it is not true, but if it is, he will have to pay for his actions. Sad situation all around.
Russ November 30, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Another news source reported the charges stem from his step-daughter. Family disputes. Time will tell.
John Castelluccio (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Matty and Joe, your comments accusing police officers of criminal wrongdoing are libelous and thus violate our terms of use. Your comments have been removed for those reasons. If you'd like to comment on the story itself that's fine.
maryann garnham December 01, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I have known him for a very long time and i know in my heart he would never do anything like that
peter December 01, 2012 at 05:02 AM
yes he did. its how he met his wife.
STEVE GREEN December 02, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Harry Birmingham December 02, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Steve Green , Do you have a high school diploma or better than one? Cops do have to pass several tests to become eligible to be a police officer. Before you take the test I'd suggest you think about whether you can qualify to do the job. You have to think about the things you'll see before taking the test as I did . Can you endure having to see human body parts ? Can you allow yourself to see and stay with dead persons for any length of time? I did . Can you go to accidents of all types and expect to see things that are mentally and or physically a challenge to you and your own welfare at the time and in the future? I can't agree with you when you say "they want the job to feel like their in a great position". There have been officers who quit the "position" you talk about after taking the "position" only to find out it wasn't for them after all. I can assume your just a big mouth that hates cops and you cant cut it to become one any way. When you or a family member need any kind of help call on another cop hater to get it if in fact your able to get them to give you the untimely needed service you are hoping for. Remember what I said earlier about the hand and fingers then ask yourself if you can be one of them in doing police work. I know you aren't a --good finger-- regardless of your finger size and shape.
Michelle L December 02, 2012 at 11:55 PM
FYI, Your comment does not make sense... how does one "display(ed) a repulsive represented" PS Karma happens in the NEXT life...
Michelle L December 03, 2012 at 12:00 AM
"I'm sure there was plenty of evidence for them to make an arrest." Sorry, evidence is gathered LATER.... otherwise, cases would be finished much sooner... this case will take up to 24 months before all evidence has been gathered, disclosed by each party, and goes through all hearings... Do some research and you'll find that vindictive people make this stuff up all the time... unfortunately, it ruins lives permanently in the process.
Dawn December 04, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Next time you might want to leave your name instead of being a coward!! You don't know shit!! His family has an awesome sense of humor and they are very close.
Bob Croce December 04, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Wow. Wonder if "Steve Green" is a frustrated mall cop. :) http://www.eyeonpeabody.com
Alexis December 15, 2012 at 04:08 PM
It's a good thing your not on the jury, innocent people would go to jail
Alexis December 15, 2012 at 04:09 PM
you didnt make any sense moron..
Alexis December 15, 2012 at 04:12 PM
another moron..u better hope you never need a cop someday...this guy has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.you sound like an idiot..your better off keeping your comments to yourself..people are laughing at your stupidty
Alexis December 15, 2012 at 04:14 PM
sounds like steve green is or maybe denied being a mall cop because of his lack of brains


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