REVERE (CBS) – A second Revere police officer was arraigned Friday on charges that she and a colleague with who she was having an affair allegedly abused her son.
Saugus resident Marcos Garcia, a Revere police officer, was previously charged with hitting a 5-year-old boy with a belt, allegedly because the child refused to eat dinner.
The boy’s mother, Angela Halcovich, is also a Revere police officer. Investigators said Halcovich and Garcia, who is married, were having an affair.
On Friday, Halcovich was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on two counts of assault. Prosecutors said Halcovich also beat her son in addition to knowing Garcia was doing the same.
“On one particular occasion several months ago, the mother hit both the children with a belt striking them approximately eight times. One reported it made his body sting and really hurt,” said prosecutor Allisa Goldhaber.
Prosecutors said Friday that Halcovich, who has two children, hit her son eight times with a belt and told him to wear a hooded sweatshirt to school to conceal the marks.
On January 12, prosecutors say Garcia had told Halcovich what he was about to do and she stood by.
“The children report their mother was informed of the beating that would take place and remained on the living room couch while he took the five year old upstairs and physically abused him,” said Goldhaber.
Halcovich allegedly told her sons not to tell anyone about the abuse.
“She instructed both children to tell anyone who asked that the child sustained injuries after falling down the stairs,” said Goldhaber.
According to court paperwork, Halcovic filed a restraining order against Garcia in early January.
“The defendant has been mentally abusing and controlling for the past two years over me and my two children,” Halcovich wrote in the restraining order. “The defendant takes steroids and tends to demonstrate temper tantrums and aggressive behavior toward me and my two children.”
Garcia was previously released on $5,000 cash bail and is scheduled to return to court on February 23.
Halcovich posted $2500 bail and is now allowed only supervised visits with her children. .