The site director of an after-school program in Waltham, Massachusetts, is facing child rape charges.
John B. Quinn, Jr., 28, serves as the site director for the Champions program at Plympton Elementary School. He is accused of raping a child in Foxboro, according to the Norfolk County District Attorney.
The alleged victim is a minor child known to Quinn, not through his place of employment.
Quinn was arrested Wednesday and arraigned Thursday in Wrentham District Court on six counts of aggravated rape of a child and six counts of rape of a child with force following an investigation by the Foxborough Police Department. He pleaded not guilty to all 12 charges.
Parents with children in the program were disturbed to learn of the charges.
"I received the email today from the school letting me know about the situation," said parent Angel Lopez. "And I just think it's disgusting."
"Mr. Quinn has always been really great," said parent Amir Moghadam. "The program's really good."
The superintendent of the Waltham school district sent a letter to parents Thursday notifying them about the situation.
"The charges are very concerning," wrote Superintendent Drew Echelson.
"He's been nothing but fantastic," said Moghadam. "This is surprising, really surprising."
"We take all concerns about our teachers and staff seriously," KinderCare, which operates the after-school program, said in a statement. "Quinn will be out of the program on leave."
Quinn was released on $5,000 cash bail with the following conditions:
• GPS monitoring
• No contact with the victim, victim’s minor siblings, and victim’s mom,
• Abide by any active HPO
• No unsupervised contact with minors (under 18)
• No employment or volunteer work with minors (under 18)
A family member posted Quinn's cash bail. He is due back in Wrentham District Court on November 9.
Plympton school officials said the charges are concerning and they are gathering more information about the alleged incidents.
The Waltham community will be holding a meeting with police and school officials to discuss these allegations on Monday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m.
NBC Boston has not been able to reach Quinn for comment.