William E. Sheehan was born in Mansfield but had deep roots in neighboring Foxborough even before he became a teacher there in 1962. His grandfather, George Jones, founded the local Grange organization, while his uncle, Ernest Jones, was the town’s first Eagle Scout. Sheehan’s father, Edward, operated the town’s first taxi. But it was William who moved into Foxborough and who authorities now say forever changed the town’s psychic landscape with a legacy of lives broken by sexual abuse.
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