Correction Officer Charged With Boston Inmate Rape

A 17-year veteran of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he raped a female inmate at a Boston jail.
Lt. Thomas Healy, a corrections officer at the Suffolk County House of Correction, turned himself in Tuesday morning. Prosecutors said Healy groped and raped the woman in her cell on Nov. 12.

Healy, 41, of Quincy, was charged with rape, indecent assault and battery and having sexual relations with a prisoner as a jail guard.

He was released on $1,500 cash bail following his arraignment in Roxbury District Court. He cannot have contact with the alleged victim and must surrender his guns.

Healy’s attorney, Stephen Pfaff, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral said Healy was suspended without pay Friday after an internal investigation.

Healy has the right to an internal hearing on alleged violations of department policies, she said. After that hearing, a decision will be made on disciplinary action, and Healy could be fired, Cabral said.

“The allegations and supporting evidence uncovered by this investigation and detailed at Lt. Healy’s arraignment today are egregious,” Cabral said in a statement.


One Response

  1. In a nation wherein “In GOD We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, corruption and wickedness exist on both sides of the badge and the bars. Yet, are they bad men just because they made some bad choices? Do not all of us have A’s and F’s on our moral report cards? As I so stated on my blog, we can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. I dare anyone who wants to fix their F’s to read that textbook in sex education and then to trust in GOD…and that’s my final answer!

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