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Waltham after-school worker charged with child rape

A 28-year-old Foxborough man who worked at an after-school program in Waltham posted bail Thursday after he was arraigned on numerous child rape counts, the Norfolk district attorney’s office said.

John B. Quinn Jr. pleaded not guilty to six counts of aggravated rape of a child and six counts of rape of a child with force following an investigation by Foxborough police, prosecutors said in a statement.

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The alleged victim is a child known to Quinn, but not known to him through his employment, according to the statement.

Foxborough police deferred comment to the district attorney’s office.

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Quinn worked at Waltham’s Plympton Elementary School at the Champions after-school program, which is an affiliate of KinderCare, the company confirmed Thursday night. KinderCare said Quinn has been placed on administrative leave “until this issue has been resolved.”

“We take all concerns about our teachers and staff seriously and follow a very specific protocol anytime a concern is raised,” said Colleen Moran, a spokeswoman for KinderCare, in a statement.

The Waltham public schools superintendent’s office declined to comment on the matter. Calls to two Waltham School Committee members were not immediately returned Thursday evening.

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The Associated Press reported that Quinn stands accused of assaulting a child at his home, something the district attorney’s office declined to confirm to the Globe Thursday night.

On Thursday in Wrentham District Court, Judge Thomas L. Finigan ordered Quinn be held on $5,000 bail. He also ordered that should Quinn make bail, he would be outfitted with a GPS monitoring device; have no contact with the victim, the victim’s minor siblings, and the victim’s mother; have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 19; and have no employment or volunteer with minors, according to the statement.

As of late Thursday afternoon, a relative of Quinn’s had posted cash bail, and he was in the process of being fitted for GPS monitoring. However, the DA’s office could not confirm Thursday evening that Quinn was free.

Foxborough police obtained an arrest warrant for Quinn on Wednesday, and they arrested him during a motor vehicle stop after the warrant was issued, according to the DA’s office.

Quinn is due back in court Nov. 9 for a pretrial conference.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.
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