A Jamaica Plain man with ties to Wellesley pleaded not guilty in Dedham District Court on Monday to 47 charges of related to the sexual abuse of a child, including aggravated rape of a child with force and statutory aggravated rape of a child, which are life felonies, according to a press release from the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Mariano Pereyra, Jr., 54, of Jamaica Plain, is accused of abusing the child over a period of about two years. The charges relate to 15 separate incidents, according to the release.
Wellesley Police Lieutenant Marie Cleary said there is no concern that Pereyra abused other children.
“We have no reason to believe, at this point in time, that there are other individuals involved or other victims,” she said.
On Friday, Wellesley Police obtained a warrant for Pereyra’s arrest and issued an alert that they were looking for him. Pereyra, said Cleary, has ties to addresses in Wellesley, Boston and Watertown.
Wellesley Police became aware of the allegations on Thursday, she said.
According to a Wellesley Police press release, Pereyra became aware that police were looking for him and agreed to turn himself in on Monday with the assistance of counsel.
The Assistant District Attorney requested $25,000 cash bail, but the judge set bail at $7,500 and required that if Pereyra is able to make bail, that he stay away from and have no contact with the victim or her family; abide by the restraining order; submit to GPS monitoring if released, with exclusion zones around the child’s school, home and mother’s work; surrender his passport; have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16; and report to the Wellesley Police station upon release for booking and processing.
Pereyra had not yet made bail as of Tuesday morning, said Cleary.
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