Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stonehill Tutor Alleged Rape Case Heads to Grand Jury

By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON—An attorney for a 21-year-old former Stonehill tutor facing charges of rape and sexual assault of a third-grade Brockton student, said he believes his client will be exonerated as the case works its way through the court system.
Kevin Treseler, a Millis man who was arrested March 21 on the Stonehill campus, has been charged with two counts of rape of a child with force and two counts of indecent assault on a child under 14.
According to prosecutors and court documents, the alleged sexual abuse took place during class time at the Angelo Elementary School where Treseler worked as a tutor in a work-study program with Stonehill College.
“We expect once a grand jury hears the evidence of the case against Mr. Treseler the charges will be dismissed,” said Treseler’s lawyer Michael Doolin after a pretrial conference in Brockton District Court Thursday morning, April 21.
Treseler, who has been suspended from Stonehill College and working in the tutoring program since his arrest, was surrounded by family and friends during a brief pretrial conference.
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