From the Middlesex District Attorney’s office:
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Natick Chief of Police James Hicks have announced that Natick Police Sergeant James Quilty today pled guilty to three counts of indecent assault and battery in connection with inappropriately touching a 28-year-old female dispatcher at the Natick Police Department.
Judge Kenneth Salinger found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to three years probation, ordering the defendant to register as a sex offender and complete all required sex offender treatment, to undergo both mental health and substance abuse evaluations and all follow up, and to stay away from and have no contact with the victim or her family.
On April 12, 2020 the defendant and the victim went to a gathering after work with other members of the Natick Police Department. At one point during the night the defendant inappropriately touched the victim against her will. He continued to touch her despite her attempts to move his hands away from her and to verbally tell him to stop. As the victim attempted to leave, the defendant also reached into her car and again inappropriately touched her and prevented her from leaving.
James Quilty remains on unpaid administrative leave. The Natick Select Board is set to convene as early as possible to fully review and make an expeditious determination with regards to the employment status of Officer Quilty.
The Natick Select Board is slated to meet on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 4pm and shortly thereafter will go into executive session (not open to the public) to discuss the Quilty matter.
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