Second Child Now a Victim in Sexual Abuse Case of Peabody Officer

Prosecutors say the second child, not a family member, has also made allegations of Wojick showing adult pornography.

Prosecutors say there is a second juvenile victim in a sexual abuse case against veteran Peabody police officer Fred Wojick.

Wojick, 48,  and he was initially arraigned on multiple charges in Peabody District Court in November. The case was then transferred to superior court after a grand jury indictment on Dec. 19.

The Salem News reports that Wojick was arraigned on additional charges in Salem Superior Court on Monday and prosecutors say Wojick allegedly showed adult pornography to a second child.

District Attorney spokesperson Carrie Kimball-Monahan said the child is not a family member.

She said authorities were aware of the possibility of a second victim two months ago, but went forward with the initial charges and wrapped up the investigation last month.

Kimball-Monahan said the added charge of disseminating pornography only relates to the second juvenile while three more counts of indecent assault and battery (on a person over 14) are related to the first victim. Essentially the assault charges now reflect the six-year span the victim claims she was molested.

Wojick faces a total of nine counts of indecent assault and battery and two counts of disseminating pornography. He again pleaded not guilty, reports the Salem News.

Wojick's attorney Tom Drechsler has fully denied the allegations and says the real issue was a boyfriend Wojick had disapproved of.

When Wojick was first arraigned, Drechsler called the allegations "salacious" and "sensationalized" and argued they were possibly made as an act of revenge against Wojick.

The case first came to light in November when Wojick confided in another Peabody police officer that his family life was in shambles and he indicated he may have behaved inappropriately toward the girl.

The teen's allegations -- repeated instances of both Wojick inappropriately touching her and having her touch him -- go far beyond the playful backside slapping Wojick admitted to his colleague.

The Salem News reports that prosecutors did not seek bail again for Wojick on Monday, but a judge did grant a request for Wojick to have no contact with either child or the first victim's mother.

Wojick has been suspended from duty as a patrol officer, pending the outcome of the case, which resumes in court for a pre-trial hearing Feb. 26.

Sick of lies January 15, 2013 at 06:42 PM
People suck!!!! A friend will stand by and lie for another friend!!!! The way they put it in the papers is not even what it is really about. There is no pornography what's so ever. This family and friend might want to get their stories straight!!! I hope he nails that family to a wall when this is over!!!!
Harry Birmingham January 15, 2013 at 07:28 PM
I hope there is an out come to these accusations one way or the other because ,and definitely so, some body is a liar. The problem being is just who is the liar[s] is. That or the liars out come is up to the courts to decide. If it is the two now claiming foul then they have to be living in shame for the rest of their lives. If it is the accused then he will get what he deserves. That is the courts decision and not ours. If he is innocent of the charges then the community owes him more than an apology. Even if he is found innocent and is apologized to he still has to live with the charges that were brought upon him to the end of his days.
STEVE GREEN January 15, 2013 at 10:25 PM
STEVE GREEN January 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Saber Walsh January 15, 2013 at 11:41 PM
From the expression of true horror on his face in the courtroom as seen on the news, the question is pretty open to us. As Harry says above, it will come out in court (we hope!!!)
Harry Birmingham January 16, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Thank you Saber for your comment. What the other two prior posters are forgetting is that cops are not the only ones to be the or a problem. The majority of offenders are the most of people not in the professions as they have said or indicated in their posts. As you can probably tell I still have an open mind as I did when I was active in my former position.
T. Gordon January 16, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Everyone deserves their day in court. Innocent until proven guilty, remember? I really hope, for the sake of these young girls, that these accusations are untrue. Don't get me wrong...if he did it then he is a monster that deserves to have the book thrown at him (and deserves what to happen to him in prison). Likewise, if it turns out that these are false allegations, these girls should also be severely punished for the irreversible damage to his reputation. Let's see how this all plays out in court before we prematurely convict (or exonerate) this man.
Harry Birmingham January 16, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Steve Green, First let me say he didn't kill his mother . She died well after he injured her. He is in the mental institution because of his having an illness and for what he did. The police department members ,in my mind, were some what responsible for his actions due to their actions towards him with their teasing him among other things in his personal life. The system failed him, his family and the public when he took the police test. When he passed the test he was given a mental and psychological testing that the tests failed to uncover about his past troubled self before allowing him to become a police officer. I do blame him for what he did but then to what degree I can't or wont say because I didn't know him or the family or his condition before becoming a police officer. -- Side note Are you the Green from West Peabody that I and other former officers , maybe even the older present officers were aware of? If so then you haven't any thing to talk about -- do you? If I'm wrong then I apologize for being so wrong in asking the question.
bjean January 16, 2013 at 02:28 AM
This is sad. I personally think this is a young girl seeking revenge on her stepfather.
shawn January 16, 2013 at 01:42 PM
i know george personaly. i went to school with him. incredible guy. would do anything for you. he was picked on alot and finaly he snapped and unfortunatly took it out on his mother. i feel so bad for him.
shawn January 16, 2013 at 01:45 PM
you hit the nail on the head bonnie. this girl is infatuated with her boyfriend and would do anything to be with him. both scott and the girls mother disapproved of him. hes been arrested several times for a multiple of crimes. the last time was when he was drunk driving with her in the car. the officer called scott to ask what he wants to do and he said to arrest him. after that...the allegations came about. coincidence?
shawn January 16, 2013 at 01:46 PM
everyone is entitled to their opinion but believe me...you have no idea how this even got started. this all started cause of the boyfriend. look at the comment i left on the bottom for bonnie.
Saber Walsh January 16, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Best insights of the day. The elephant in the room today is mental illness. We went from having a system that supported "Houses of Horror" like Danvers State Hospital, to really no system at all. It's easier for politicians to poke at just about everything that doesn't cost them money or doesn't involve hacks, or to exact revenge on the opposing party. In the end, if we walk away from Newtown without changing our system, then we all are in worse shape than ever before. Let's just hope that justice prevails here. These kind of cases become "he said, she said," and there was something in his expression that immediately punched my gut -- but who knows until the trial comes and he has his day.
shawn January 16, 2013 at 02:41 PM
so now your judging him on his facial expression?! wow. what the hell is wrong with this country. i know him very well. you dont know the whole story.
Harry Birmingham January 16, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Yes there is an elephant in the room. The mental institutions are few today. Some feel it is because of medications today. The worst thing to have happened is like the veterans that were given meds supplied to them for 30 or more days and sent home. Who, and not just the veterans, are supervising any one in the taking of these medication[s]. Answer : no one really does that except for a few family or close friends or when the person complains to their doctor of the medication[s] and what they are doing to them. The system has to be accountable to be sure the people who are on mental meds are taking them by making the "patient" go to have a screening of use to insure they are doing the medication[s]. The best place for that would have been at the hospital building opposite the former Danvers State mental facility. Now that is gone as is the hospital building. The mental health people should have a set rule to make all those receiving mental care drugs after an unannounced set period of time to the patient have a screening to see if they are doing . An unannounced screen time would make the person accountable and help to change medications if needed. It would and will help stop the misuse of these medications that do seem to appear in other peoples hands. Sorry for my "ranting" but I am tired of seeing innocent people and among them children hurt and killed when the mental hospitals and doctors should be available to people who need help to help insure the best of safety
bjean January 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM
The only person who needs mental health care in this case is the young girl who thinks it is acceptable to ruin her stepfathers entire life with false accusations!
Josephine P. Jones January 17, 2013 at 02:33 PM
You are all a bunch of perverts. You are protecting a pedophile.
shawn January 17, 2013 at 02:44 PM
josephine why are you so quick to judge? i know him very well. i know the facts. i know the events leading up to these accusations. innocent till proven guilty. this is a he said/she said and automaticaly a lot of people side with the girl. if you only knew these people you would think differently.
sue February 16, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Shawn is his brother of course he's on this perverts side.
shawn February 19, 2013 at 02:35 PM
what is wrong with you? you have no idea whats going on so if you dont know the truth then dont judge someone. hate people like you. all someone has to do is get accused of something and automaticaly your guilty. what is wrong with this country?!
Harry Birmingham February 19, 2013 at 07:53 PM
I can't agree more with Shawn . As I've said before let the jury decision make the decision of guilt or not guilty verdict take place . You forget that it is the lawful process we have in order to make a decision one way or another and that is why we have our system of law to make that decision . How would you like to be accused and found guilty and serve time or even life knowing you did nothing as you were accused of doing? Let the process take place and go with that decision that is made. Can you say you were there when these things took place? If you were then you should be prosecuted for not coming forward. Another words shut up and wait for the truth to come out in a court of law and not by your present standards. I'm not defending him but I'm willing to see justice served one way or the other, are you? JMHO
Harry Birmingham February 19, 2013 at 09:07 PM
SUE, How can you say or justify that Shawn or any one is/or is on any perverts side? Your the one who is saying he is guilty not Shawn or any one else. _____ JOSEPH P. JONES , Who are you to say and to use a " bush" to say we are all perverts because of our opinions? Personally I can tell you I'm not protecting any pedophile nor am I one. I suggest you stop using your " brush" when it may just be that you might have someone close to you or unknowingly know of a pedophile . Remember this, when you point a finger at someone you have at least three fingers pointing back at you .
shawn February 19, 2013 at 09:23 PM
definatly justice should be served if guilty. absolutely.


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