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August-23-02

MA Police Officer Accused of Rape

A Nantucket Police Officer, working in a temporary summer position, has been charged with rape. The 21-year old officer, James Sampson, allegedly assaulted the victim, who was in protective custody at the time, while she was sleeping. The victim woke up during the attack, and screamed for help. Sampson has since been dismissed by the Department and will be brought up next month on charges of battery, rape, and indecent assault.

Media Resources: WCVB-TV, Boston, 08/21/02


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