Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lowell police officer arrested on child rape charge

This is an excerpt from: Police officers arrested for raping children

A Lowell police officer was arrested on a child rape charge on Thursday, and more charges are expected, the State Bureau of Investigation said.

Officer James Paul Blair, 51, of Gastonia, was charged with statutory rape of a child by an adult and was jailed on $1 million bail, jail records show. He was booked into the jail at about 2:30 p.m.

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