• Ex-Brookline school employee faces rape charge


    BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A former employee of Brookline public schools has been charged aggravated statutory rape involving a juvenile and district officials are now trying to determine how many students he had contact with.

    Carlos Morales was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after pleading not guilty Wednesday in Brookline District Court. The hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday.

    Court documents have been sealed and no additional information was released.

    School superintendent Bill Lupini says the 29-year-old Morales no longer works for the school district and the alleged crime did not occur on school property. School officials are reaching out to families of students who had worked with Morales.

    Morales worked as a paraprofessional with special needs students at two schools.

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