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Massachusetts Officer Faces Child Rape Allegations

The 37-year-old Templeton Officer plead not guilty last month to multiple charges

A Massachusetts police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after being charged with multiple counts of child rape.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 37-year-old Templeton Officer Edward Holden is free on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty last month to multiple charges.

Templeton Chief Michael Bennett says Holden was not arrested but received a summons to appear in court as part of a state agency investigation. The chief said it was his understanding the alleged offenses occurred in 2012 and 2015 and involved one person.

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Holden's attorney, Gregory Hession, said in an email to the newspaper Sunday that his client denies the allegations.

He is due back in Orange District Court on July 5.

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