The following is a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney's office:
WOBURN– An Ashland man has been arraigned on charges of aggravated rape and abuse of a child and receiving stolen property, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Ashland Police Chief Stephen Doherty informed the public today.
Craig Good, 29, of Ashland, has been arraigned in Framingham District Court on charges of aggravated rape and abuse of a child (2 counts) and receiving stolen property over $250. Framingham District Court Judge Robert Greco ordered the defendant held on $250,000 cash bail and revoked the defendant’s bail on a pending case for 60 days. If the defendant posts bail he is ordered to be on house arrest with GPS monitoring, to have no contact with and stay away from the victim, to have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16, and to not use the internet or devices capable of accessing the internet.
The defendant’s next court date in Framingham District Court is August 29 for a probable cause hearing.
“These are very disturbing allegations, where a sex offender gained access to a young girl on-line and then met up with her in person and began a sexual relationship,” District Attorney Ryan said. “Children can be especially vulnerable to manipulation by people they meet on-line and we are committed to thoroughly investigating and pursuing these troubling cases.”
According to authorities, they went to the home of the defendant on August 3 to serve a search warrant for a pending investigation. When they entered the residence they allegedly found the defendant with an unrelated minor child.
Through their investigation, authorities learned that the defendant allegedly met the minor on-line 2-3 weeks earlier and that he had engaged in a sexual relationship with her on at least 2 occasions.
The investigation remains ongoing. The case is being investigated by the Ashland Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Unit and the Department of Homeland Security.
Members of the public who may have information that could be helpful to the investigation can contact Lt. Briggs at the Ashland Police Department at #508-881-1212.
These charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Marisa Tagliareni.