Mashpee Firefighter Rape Charges Dropped

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Charges of rape and indecent assault against a Mashpee firefighter have been dropped.

The Cape Cod Times reports that the district attorney’s office moved Tuesday to dismiss the charges against Stephen Bold, who had been accused of assaulting a teenage girl on multiple occasions.

Bond has maintained his innocence. A motion by his lawyer to dismiss the case was scheduled to be heard on Wednesday.

Falmouth District Court Clerk Magistrate Edward Teague said prosecutors determined that they could not proceed with the case against the 48-year-old firefighter, who remains on paid administrative leave as the fire department continues its own internal investigation.

Bond’s lawyer, Dean Segadelli, said his client also lost custody of his two children after the charges were lodged.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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