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A former middle school cafeteria worker is scheduled to go on trial on Wednesday, charged with raping a 15-year-old boy.

Janelle Foley, a mother of four children, faces four counts of rape and abuse of a child, the Patriot Ledger reported. She has been free on $5,000 bail since her 2014 arrest, with the condition that she cannot drink alcohol, and she must wear a GPS tracking device and avoid contact with children who are not hers.

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At a court hearing, Assistant Norfolk District Attorney Danielle Piccarini said that during Thanksgiving and New Year’s parties, Foley sexually assaulted the 15-year-old victim in his family’s home, WCVB reported in a related article.


Foley’s former defense attorney has stated that she has no criminal record but does suffer from depression and “substance issues,” according to the Patriot Ledger.

When Foley was arrested, she had been working in the Chapman Middle School cafeteria in Weymouth for more than two years, WCVB added. She was later placed on unpaid administrative leave.

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A spokesman for the Norfolk District Attorney’s office told the Patriot Ledger that Foley could face a life sentence in state prison if convicted.

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