Man charged with child rape


A Jamaica Plain man was arrested last week after being accused of raping a child in Westwood four years ago.

Matthew Drew, 23, of 17 Wachusett St. was charged April 10 in Dedham District Court with child rape, indecent assault and battery on a child and witness intimidation, according to Norfolk District Attorney’s Office spokesperson David Traub, confirming a report in the Norwood Daily News Transcript.

Drew pleaded innocent and is being held on $7,500 bail.

The reported crime occurred in a Westwood house and involved an elementary-school-aged female victim. The charges include the allegation that Drew threatened the victim’s life if she reported the rape.

Drew was arrested on a warrant April 9 by Westwood police at his Forest Hills apartment.

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