A former school resource officer who once said “I enjoy this job” has been charged with raping a student.
The alleged incidents, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, occurred in 2004 and 2005 when John Porter was a school resource officer. They involved a 15-year-old student and occurred on multiple occasions off school property, authorities charge.
Porter, when he originally took the position said he was "looking forward to the new challenge and my goal is to leave the position better than it was before I got there" ended up making things much worse for at lease one student. Will the revelation of these allegations, Porter has relinquished all of his duties at his other school affiliates.
Porter announced that he was retiring from coaching soccer at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, where he coached the girls' soccer team.
"On Friday I announced to BVT that I was retiring," Porter tweeted. "The last ten years as head coach of the women’s soccer team has been nothing but a honor, privilege and a time of pride for me and my family. I will miss all the players, parents and faculty and all the support they have shown us."
Michael Fitzpatrick, superintendent-director of Blackstone Valley Tech said that neither he, nor anyone else on the district board, knew about any allegations against Porter.
"We were recently made aware (via the media) of allegations directed at our former soccer coach," said Fitzpatrick. "Mr. Porter, who served as the head coach of the girls' soccer team, has resigned, facing allegations in his personal life, and is no longer an employee of the District. The District has no further comment at this time."
Porter, who had been a police officer in Hopkinton for 30 years, since he was 19, and in Upton for three years before that, has been on paid administrative leave since August. The reason for his leave has not been made public.
A Middlesex County Grand Jury indicted Porter, 54, on three counts of rape of a child. The investigation is ongoing and Massachusetts police are asking that other victims come forward.