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Magician accused of indecently assaulting kids during magic classes

A Weymouth man who was working as a magician when he allegedly indecently assaulted three young victims during magic classes was arrested by State Police late Wednesday morning, according to the Plymouth district attorney’s office.

David Hussey, 52, is accused of indecently assaulting three juvenile victims while they attended magic classes at a home in Rockland in the early 2000s, said Beth Stone, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

He was arrested at his home Wednesday by State Police detectives, the district attorney’s office said.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday in Hingham District Court to two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person under the age of 14, according to prosecutors.

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The charges followed a four-month investigation by State Police detectives after three male victims reported they had been indecently assaulted by Hussey, according to the district attorney’s office.

The victims alleged that Hussey, who is employed as a magician and uses the stage name “David Oliver,” sexually assaulted them while a member of the Society of Young Magicians.

The victims attended classes that were led by Hussey, according to authorities. They reported incidents that were unrelated and separate from one another, and each reported similar assaults in which Hussey indecently touched the victims, according to prosecutors.

Judge John Stapleton ordered Hussey held on $2,000 cash bail with the condition that he stay away from and have no contact with the victims, according to the district attorney’s office. The judge allowed Hussey to have contact with people under 18 only under supervision.


Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.