The trial for the former Weymouth school cafeteria worker and mother of four accused of raping a 15-year-old boy is slated to begin Wednesday in NorfolkSuperior Court in Dedham, officials said.
Janelle Foley was indicted by a Norfolk County grand jury in 2014 on four counts of rape and abuse of a child, thePatriot Ledgerreported.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been free on $5,000 bail, with conditions of wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet, having no contact with the victim or his family, and no contact with children under the age of 18 other than her own children. She must also not drink alcohol.
During a 2014 court hearing, Assistant Norfolk District Attorney Danielle Piccarini said Foley sexually assaulted the boy during Thanksgiving and New Year’s parties in the boy’s family home.
At the hearing, Foley’s former defense attorney said she is a lifelong Weymouth resident with no criminal record who suffers from depression and “substance issues.
Foley had been working for a little over two years as a cafeteria worker at the Chapman Middle School in Weymouth. She was later placed on unpaid administrative leave from the job.