WORCESTER, Mass.—A 66-year-old Hopkinton man has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Worcester boy and then trying to set up subsequent meetings for sex.
George Scandalis was allowed to remain free on $5,000 bail at his arraignment Tuesday in district court on charges of indecent assault and battery on a child aged 14 or older and enticement of a child younger than 16.
Neither Scandalis nor his lawyer commented.
Prosecutors say Scandalis asked to use the boy's cell phone to make an emergency call on Aug. 10. When the boy agreed to sit in the suspect's vehicle, Scandalis allegedly assaulted him.
He also allegedly contacted the boy several times with text messages suggesting they meet for sex. The boy's family went to police.