• Worcester officer granted bail in domestic assault


    DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) - A veteran Worcester police officer has been granted $5,000 bail with house arrest and electronic monitoring in a domestic assault case.

    Forty-two-year-old Robert Farrar of Southbridge has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated assault and battery. He was arrested at his home last week.

    Farrar had been held pending a dangerousness hearing Wednesday in Dudley District Court. The Telegram & Gazette reports that prosecutors, with consent of the alleged victim, withdrew the request for a dangerousness hearing in favor of bail and house arrest with conditions.

    He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the alleged victim, and his home, and to follow a restraining order. He has surrendered his firearms.

    His attorney said a place is being sought for Farrar to stay if he posts bail.

    Farrar has been placed on administrative leave.

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