BOSTON (CBS) – Criminal charges have been filed against a Southbridge man in connection with alleged assaults at the Boys & Girls club in Dudley.
Police said charges have been filed in Dudley District Court against a 33-year-old man whose identity was not released.READ MORE: At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Testing Gaining Popularity Ahead Of Holidays
The man, who was fired from the Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley for violating club policy, is accused of pulling girls by their hair or clothing and kissing others on their cheeks.
A 12-year-old girl told WBZ-TV that the man told her he was going to “smack the braces” off of her.READ MORE: 'This Is What Really Matters': Patriots TE Jonnu Smith Spreads Joy At Boys And Girls Club In Dorchester
Police charged him with six counts of assault and battery on a child and one count of disturbing the peace.
The alleged assaults took place in the area of the Boys & Girls Club cafeteria. All of the victims were minors.MORE NEWS: Families Being Forced Out Of Malden Apartments By Charter School That Purchased Building
The former employee will be summonsed to a hearing before a magistrate, likely in October, and if sufficient cause is found he will be scheduled for arraignment.