A Massachusetts magician faced a judge on Wednesday after being accused of indecently assaulting three juveniles who attended magic classes.
David Hussey, 53, of Weymouth, was arraigned in Hingham District Court on two counts of indecent assault and battery and one count of indecent assault and battery under the age of 14, according to the Plymouth district attorney's office.
Hussey, who is also known by his stage name of David Oliver, appeared in court wearing a bandage on part of his head. His defense attorney said he is battling cancer.
The alleged incidents involving the juveniles happened at a home in Rockland in the early 2000s, according to the DA.
Massachusetts Magician Charged With Assaulting Students
According to the alleged victim's interviews, the victims were given private lessons at his home and they assisted him as stagehands in his show.
Hussey is accused of inappropriately touching three boys in hotel rooms while on the road. Prosecutors say some of the alleged victims describe Hussey as having "power over them".
Hussey was arrested late Wednesday morning by state police troopers.
Authorities said Hussey was expected to post his $2,000 bail on Thursday. Once he's released, he has been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims and no unsupervised contact with children under 19. He must also wear a GPS monitoring device.
Hussey is due back in court March 5.