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Scituate man faces child-rape charges

A 25-year-old Scituate man was indicted on numerous charges including rape of a child and possession of child pornography after he allegedly had sex with at least three minors he met on Facebook, according to the Plymouth district attorney’s office.

Daniel J. Reilly was indicted by a Plymouth Grand Jury on 15 counts of rape of a child, three counts of aggravated rape of a child, and 22 counts of possession of child pornography, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. He was also indicted on eight counts of posing or exhibiting a child in a state of nudity or sexual conduct, four counts of dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, and one count of annoying or accosting a person of the opposite sex.

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Reilly allegedly met four girls, ages 14 to 15, on Facebook or other social media websites. He told the girls that he was an 18-year-old attendee of Scituate High School and sent them photos of his exposed genitals, according to the district attorney’s office.

Three of the girls agreed to meet Reilly at various points during the summer of 2013. He allegedly had sex with them, the DA’s office said.

“We must educate our children about the very real dangers of physical, emotional, and psychological harm that exist on social media sites,” said District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz in the statement.

Scituate police obtained search warrants for Reilly’s i-Phone and computer. After a forensic examination, officers said they found 12 photos and 10 movies depicting child pornography.

Reilly is due back in Brockton Superior Court on Feb. 7 for his arraignment.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline. tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp.
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