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 …
Peabody man charged with domestic assault and battery and making threats after allegedly trying to force woman he met online into sexual acts against her will.
Peabody police arrested a 24-year-old resident Thursday afternoon for allegedly trying to force a woman he met online into sexual acts against her will. Richard J. Mottola, 24, of 1 Anne Dr., Peabody, was arrested at 3:46 p.m. and charged with domestic assault and battery and threats to commit a crime. Mottola was taken into custody after Woburn police informed Peabody officers that there was probable cause to arrest him for his alleged actions in Woburn. Police said Mottola met a Woburn woman online through the “Plenty of Fish” website and attempted to force the woman into sexual acts against her will. Mottola also allegedly left threatening voicemails for the victim, which were replayed for the police Thursday, they said.