Rochester teacher charged with assault and battery on a child

May 7, 2018

A Rochester Memorial School teacher has been charged with assault and battery on a child.

According to a press release, the Rochester Police Department was asked to respond to the Rochester Memorial School on May 3. Administrators at the school notified officers of allegations that had been made by students. The allegations were that a teacher in the school, James Sullivan, had inappropriate physical contact with students.

As a result of their investigation, Rochester Police sought and obtained an arrest warrant on Friday, May 4. The warrant charges Sullivan 35, of Fairhaven, with one count of assault and battery and one count of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14.

Sullivan turned himself in to police on May 5, and was arrested. He was released on $10,000 cash bail and scheduled for arraignment on Monday morning at Wareham District Court.

The case is being handled by the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.