Chapman Middle School food service worker charged
WEYMOUTH, Mass. —A food service worker at the Chapman Middle School was arrested on statutory rape charges Wednesday night hours after she was placed on administrative leave from her job, our news partners at the Patriot Ledger reported.
Officers arrested Janelle Foley, 36, of 32 Lambert Ave., at her home at about 7 p.m. Wednesday and charged her with four counts of statutory rape, Capt. Richard Fuller said.
Foley was scheduled to be arraigned in Quincy District Court this morning.
Police and school officials declined to say much about the allegations that led police to arrest Foley, including whether they involved Weymouth students.
“Because it’s an alleged sexual assault involving a juvenile victim, I cannot comment any further,” Fuller said.
School officials sent out an automated message to parents Wednesday saying administrators were informed earlier in the day of an “alleged incident” involving a school employee that did not take place on school grounds, and that the employee had been placed on administrative leave.
Following Foley’s arrest, school Superintendent Kenneth Salim confirmed that she was the employee placed on leave.
School committee Chairman Sean Guilfoyle said he had no additional information and declined to comment.
David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk County district attorney’s office, referred questions to Weymouth police.