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Man Accused Of Raping Young Girls In Home Banished From Town

March 13, 1987

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) _ A man accused of raping four young girls has been warned he will be arrested on sight if he returns to town before trial.

″You must never enter Braintree,″ Superior Court Judge Andrew Gill Meyer told Paul R. Wilson, 56, on Wednesday. He also ordered Wilson to stay away from the girls and their families.

Meyer banished Wilson at the same time he reduced his bail from $1 million to $100,000. Quincy District Judge Darrell Outlaw had set the higher bail Tuesday.

Wilson has pleaded innocent in the case.

At the hearing to reduce bail, Wilson’s lawyer, Jack Atwood, argued that his client had only one criminal conviction, for non-support; has a steady job driving a route for a uniform company; and has lived in the same apartment for more than eight years.

Assistant District Attorney Judith A. Cowin alleged that over a period of six months to a year, Wilson enticed the girls, ages 6 to 8, to his apartment to see a large dollhouse.

Once they were inside, Wilson allegedly showed the girls pornographic materials and raped them, she said. All four girls told investigators similar stories, she said.

Braintree police arrested Wilson on Monday night on charges of four counts of child rape, indecent assault and battery on a child, and open and gross lewdness.

In nearby Cohasset, a judge last June ordered a 25-year-old man to stay out of his hometown for three years after the man pleaded guilty to larceny and breaking and entering. The defense and the prosecution agreed to the sentence rather than jail.

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