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Lawrence Middle School Coach Charged with Statutory Rape of Student

Tyrone Farrar, 30, was arraigned on Monday in Newburyport District Court on Sex Crimes Charges, including Statutory Rape, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a female Lawrence Middle School Student.

According to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, Farrar, who works at a Lawrence Middle School as a security guard and serves as a basketball coach, allegedly began having sexual relations with a female student that began when she was 13 years old.

Farrar was arrested this past weekend for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and DUI while under the influence of drugs. At the time of his arrest, the female student, now 14 years old, was in the car with him. According to the police, the girl admitted to being sexually involved with Farrar, who is married.

Following his arraignment in Newburyport District Court, Farrar was held without bail.

In Massachusetts, the crime of Statutory Rape does not require that any force or threat of use of force to have been used. Rather, Statutory Rape is what is referred to as a ‘strict liability crime’, meaning that the consent of the victim is immaterial for prosecution of this offense (even a reasonable mistake as to the age of the victim is not a defense).

As with many Sex Crimes, a conviction for the crime of Statutory Rape would trigger the defendant to Sex Offender Registration; require him to submit his DNA to the state’s DNA database; and could serve as a basis for civil commitment as a ‘sexually dangerous person.’

Crimes involving Drunk Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, as well as Sex Crimes such as Statutory Rape, are extremely serious and the penalties and consequences of a convictions of such crimes can be devastating, even if jail time is not imposed. For that reason, you should speak with an experienced Boston Criminal Attorney immediately…

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