Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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, was already accused of molesting a young female family member, now 17, for several years 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 …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Wojick faces additional charges of sexual molestation of young girl as case moves to superior court.
Veteran Peabody police officer Fred Wojick, who is accused of sexually abusing a young female family member over several years, has now been indicted by a grand jury and will face additional charges in the case against him. The Salem News reports Wojick was indicted by an Essex County grand jury late last month on nine counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and two counts of disseminating obscene material (pornography) over a period of six years. The indictment moves the case to Salem Superior Court, where Wojick could face harsher penalties if found guilty. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison on each charge. The Salem News reports that three additional charges of indecent assault and battery were sought by …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Veteran Peabody police officer suspended from duty while a case is ongoing against him on multiple charges of sexual abuse of a young family member years ago.
Following the details aired in court Friday, the public is left to believe either veteran Peabody police officer Fred Wojick repeatedly sexually molested a young child (a female family member) for years or the girl is really lying to get revenge on Wojick for trying to split up her and her boyfriend. Wojick, a 48-year-old patrolman in the Peabody Police Department, was arraigned Friday morning in Peabody District Court on six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and one count of dissemination of obscene material (watching pornography with the girl). The Peabody native, who is currently living in Danvers, joined his hometown department nearly 12 years ago and is a decorated officer, most recently receiving three formal …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Veteran Peabody Police officer Fred Wojick, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was released on personal recognizance and ordered to stay away from the victim. He has been suspended from duty at this time.
[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction. The defendant was not in fact held on bail as prosecutors requested, but given a warning.] Veteran Peabody police officer Fred Wojick is facing charges he repeatedly sexually molested a young girl. Wojick, 48, appeared in Peabody District Court this morning to be arraigned on six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and one count of disseminating obscene material to a minor (watching pornography with her). He was arrested by State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney's office Thursday night at 7 p.m. and kept overnight in custody. Wojick, through his attorney Tom Drechsler, fully denies the allegations and says the real issue was a …
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. Stay with Peabody Patch for more on this story. For breaking Peabody news as it happens, sign up for our email newsletter