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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Waltham teacher's sex assault case advances

WALTHAM

A long-time Waltham drama teacher and coach who faces child rape charges had his case transferred today to Middlesex Superior Court.

In indictments issued Sept. 29, Robert Dacey, 49, is accused of luring two current students to his home on several occasions last year and of sexually assaulting a third student in the late 1990s. Dacey, who taught drama at McDevitt Middle School and was also an assistant football coach, allegedly persuaded the two current students that he wanted them to test out a female masseuse, then blindfolded them and put on a wig to assault them.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Today, his $25,000 bail was kept, along with the conditions that require him to remain under house arrest with electronic monitoring and to stay away from schools, any children under 16, and the Internet.

-- Maria Cramer

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