• Youth counselor accused of raping 14-year-old girl at Boys & Girls Club


    BROCKTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Twenty-two-year-old Chris Policard, a former youth counselor at the Brockton Boy's and Girl’s Club, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl who attends after school programs there.

    Policard has been charged with two counts of rape, and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. According to court documents, Policard's victim considered their relationship to be “friends with benefits.”

    The 14-year-old girl told investigators there were several sexual assaults dating back to February of 2013. He's accused of raping her twice. She says all of the encounters happened at a back stairwell by the clubs gym, which is one of few places away from surveillance cameras.

    “We feel betrayed by what happened and feel awful for the victim and her family,” William Conlon, CEO of the club, said.

    When asked what steps have been taken to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen in the future, Conlon said, “Added cameras, the staff has been fully vetted about the whole situation and put on full alert to be extra vigilant.”

    One of the last lines in the police report shows the victim stated she believed he has done the same thing with the other girls. Even though management at the program learned of these accusations a year ago, we're told other parents weren't aware until he was arraigned in Superior Court this week.

    When asked why parents weren’t notified sooner, Conlon said, “Well it was under investigation, we wanted to see where this led.”

    Some parents are furious they were never notified by administrators.

    “Definitely, yeah. Especially it happened a year ago like why do we hear about it now?” one parent said.

    When asked what he would say to parents, Conlon replied, ”I understand their concerns and of course I feel it's natural for them to feel that way, but I’d also like them to consider we've been in business here for almost 25 years and this is the first and only incident that we've had.”

    FOX 25 also discovered Pilocard has an outstanding case where he was charged last year with disorderly conduct, threat to commit crime, and interfering with police.

    Policard is due back in court July 14. He was first suspended from the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, but later fired. The CEO of the club said the victim is still a member and attends after-school programs every day.

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