GARDNER (CBS) – Larry Landry, a 14 year veteran police officer, now finds himself in handcuffs.

He’s facing three felonies for allegedly raping a young boy.

Prosecutors say the boy, “Had been sexually molested by this defendant over a period of time from when he was in kindergarten up until the sixth grade.”

That boy, now a teenager, is a child Landry knows well and has had contact with for several years. The boy described graphic sexual encounters to police.

WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports

Landry is fighting the charges.

Landry’s lawyer, Martin Kallio says, the “Allegations are outrageous. He denies them vociferously. He feels his innocence will be proven.”

As a member of the Gardner police force, Landry rose to the rank of sergeant and worked with kids as a leader on the Police Explorers program. He’s not accused of any misconduct with that group.

The chief of police here in Gardner isn’t talking about the case. Landry’s on leave until the court proceedings run their course.”

Landry is described as a family man by his lawyer. Some of that family came to support him in court. They wouldn’t talk afterwards.

But appear to be standing by his side.

Landry is separated from his wife but has a child and two step-children who neighbors see at his home all the time.

Landry’s lawyer says he remains in good spirits and determined to fight.

“He’s obviously concerned about his family,” says Kallio. “He’s a devoted family man and will continue to be so for the rest of his life.”

Comments (5)
  1. Ellie says:

    Officer Landry is innocent. Any one who knows him at all can tell you this. It’s all lies and the TRUTH will come out!!!

    1. yellodevil says:

      Why do you say that anyone who “knows” this man can verify his innocence? Do you think that being acquainted with someone automatically gives you insight into all their sordid little secrets (or lack thereof)? Or do you believe the fact that YOU PERSONALLY know someone automatically makes them incapable of any wrongdoing? They are both examples of Magical Thinking – which one suits your denial best?

    2. AUSTIN LANDRY! says:

      and how would you know did you ever witness the crimes?, even if you know him you dont know what people can hide.. so stop the mockery and stop saying its lies!

  2. Cynthia Bradley says:

    As a police officer, he swore to serve and protect but instead he robbed this child of his innocence and ruined his life Being a cop he should have known better and let’s hope the other prisoners show him what it was like for his victim to be sexually assaulted. They should make an example out of him and let him rot in prison. But since our justice system doesn’t always work as it should it might be a good idea to have the word pedophile tattooed on his forehead so the public can be warned to stay out of his path. Also, castration should be an option.

    Priests, teachers, babysitters, family members and cops are all people who have been convicted of child molestation. It’s pretty obvious no one can be trusted around our children. I came across a post written by a young lady who was molested as a child and it moved me so I would like to share it with other readers.

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