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Waltham teacher charged in sexual assualts dies

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 21, 2007 07:09 AM

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Former Waltham middle school teacher Robert Dacey at his arraignment last August
(Photo by Cyrus Moghtader for the Boston Globe)

WALTHAM

Robert Dacey , the former Waltham middle school teacher and coach suspected of sexually assaulting former students, died of a possible heart attack yesterday at an undisclosed Dedham location, police said.

Waltham police arrested Dacey in August and charged him with indecent assault and battery and rape of minors. Dacey was released on $25,000 bail, put under house arrest at a family member's home, and required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. Last fall, a grand jury returned a 17-count indictment against him.

According to Corey Welford, spokesman for the Middlesex district attorney's office, Dacey had a status hearing last week in Cambridge Superior Court and was facing another hearing.

Waltham police Sergeant Brian Lambert said Dacey's attorney, Dino Colucci, notified the district attorney's office of Dacey's death. Waltham police confirmed it with Dedham police.

-- Globe City & Region staff

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