Last Friday, police arrested Richard P. O’Connell, 56, of 51 Collins St., on four counts of first-degree child molestation, and three counts of second-degree child molestation.
Between Feb. 1 and July 1, 1988, and between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 1988, it is alleged that Mr. O’Connell molested a girl under the age of 14 on multiple occasions, said Amy Kempe, public information officer for the State Attorney General’s Office.
The charges are a result of a sealed grand jury indictment. A Superior Court bench warrant for his arrest was issued last Thursday.
A hearing bail is set for Dec. 27.