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Duxbury police officer jailed for 90 days
By Milton Valencia, Globe Staff
QUINCY -- A Quincy District Court judge sent a Duxbury police officer to jail today for at least 90 days, after finding that the officer posed a continuing threat to his girlfriend.
Officer Sean P. Moran, 30, will be held in the Dedham jail. An officer for two years, Moran has been in jail since he was arrested Nov. 10 on charges that he beat his girlfriend, a Milton police officer, and smashed her head against a fence.
The woman told police that Moran had abused her for several months and that, just three weeks before the arrest, he had pointed a gun at her head and said he would kill her.
Last week, Judge Mark S. Coven declared Moran a danger. Coven ruled today that he should be jailed 90 days, beginning with his Nov. 10 arrest.
Coven said he would have considered releasing Moran to a stress and alcohol addiction treatment program, rather than jail, but Moranís lawyers could not find a guarded facility.
"I've got no desire to have to hold him in the House of Correction in this case, but until I can be assured of the safety of [the victim], I'm not prepared to release him," the judge said.
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