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Philip Chism indicted in state worker assault

Phillip Chism appeared at his arriagnment earlier this year.

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Phillip Chism appeared at his arriagnment earlier this year.

A Danvers teen accused of raping and killing his high school math teacher has been indicted in a violent assault on a female counselor last month at a juvenile detention facility, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said Wednesday.

Philip Chism, 15, faces charges as a youthful offender of attempted murder by strangulation, assault with intent to murder, kidnapping, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, in indictments handed up by a Suffolk County grand jury, Conley said in a statement.

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If convicted, Chism could face the same penalties under the youthful offender indictment that an adult defendant would face.

An attorney for Chism did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.
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