Tyrone Farrar of Lawrence, Massachusetts was arraigned yesterday in the Newburyport District Court on charges of Statutory Rape. Farrar, a security guard at the Frost School is accused of having consensual sex with a fourteen year female student from that school. Initially, Farrar, the victim and the victim’s mother all denied that Farrar’s relationship with the girl was of a sexual nature. This changed however this past weekend when Farrar was arrested for OUI Drugs in Salisbury, Massachusetts with the girl in the car. The prosecution alleges that after the arrest both Farrar and the girl admitted to having sexual relations on several occasions over the past year. The victim claims that the sex started when she was thirteen years old. Reports state that Farrar was also the girl’s basketball coach. Farrar has been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Charges are now pending in the Newburyport District Court. The Rape of a Child charges will be indicted and prosecuted in the Essex County Superior Court in Salem.
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Farrar is in a lot of trouble. Back in June of this year a Melrose, Massachusetts basketball coach, James Connor plead guilty to similar charges and was sentenced to twenty to thirty years in state prison. Connor was fifty two years old at the time. He will be eligible for parole when he is seventy two years old. While many people think that the “consensual” nature of Statutory Rape (Rape of a Child in Massachusetts) lends itself to leniency often times it does not. Farrar, as a security guard and coach is in a position of trust when it comes to the development and safety of the people under his care. A violation of that trust particularly in a sexual manner is often punished harshly in Massachusetts. The sexual acts, helping the victim sneak out of her house, the presence of drugs and a firearm, having the girl out into the early hours of the morning will all factor into his sentence if Farrar is convicted. In so many regards this case presents great challenges for Farrar’s Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has been defending Sex Crimes Charges in Massachusetts including Statutory Rape Charges for over twenty years. Our telephones are answered at all times. Call us at 617-263-6800 or contact us online. Cases like this one require the services of an Experienced Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer.