A Massachusetts man is being held on $1 million cash bail after he was arraigned on charges he allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in Whitman, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's office.
The district attorney said Charles Lovejoy, 31, of Lowell, was arraigned on Monday in Brockton District Court.
Whitman Police said they were performing routine patrols around town on Monday and noticed a car with its headlights on leaving St. James Cemetery at about 1:30 a.m. After running Lovejoy’s license plate, police identified Lovejoy as a Level 3 registered sex offender on active probation.
Authorities said through interviews, they determined that Lovejoy met his female victim online through an App and drove down to Whitman, where he picked her up in his vehicle, drove her to the cemetery and allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Police seized two cell phones from Lovejoy, who was wearing a GPS monitoring device on his ankle. He was then taken into custody.
Lovejoy has been charged with one count each of aggravated rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over and enticement of a child for sex under the age of 16. He is being held on $1 million cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court on November 16 for a probable cause hearing.