Philip Chism has pleaded not guilty to murdering and raping his Danvers High School teacher in 2013. He is also charged with attacking a female DYS worker while in custody in Dorchester. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro file photo
Philip Chism, 15, of Danvers, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of attempted murder by strangulation, assault with intent to murder, kidnapping and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk district attorney's office said Wednesday.
Chism allegedly followed the 29-year-old female staffer at the Metro Youth Services facility in Dorchester into the bathroom last month and assaulted her, the district attorney's office said. Co-workers heard the woman's cries and helped her.
Chism was indicted as a youthful offender, meaning his case is open to the public and he faces penalties that an adult would face.