Friday, September 14, 2007


From "Wamala guilty on 11 counts of rape" at the Lowell Sun:
Former Lowell High School Math Department Chairman Severine Wamala was convicted this afternoon of 11 counts of felonious sexual assault against a then 15-year-old girl.

A Hillsborough County Superior Court cleared Wamala, 46, of Nashua, of one count of incest involving a 19-year-old girl.

Wamala showed little emotion as the verdict was read....

Wamala faces a maximum sentence of 10-20 years in state prison for each rape conviction, prosecutors said.

The sentencing was postponed for 30 to 45 days so the Probation Department can do a presentencing report.

No sentencing date was set.

From "Former Mass. high school teacher convicted of sexual assault charges" at The Boston Globe:
His main accuser was a 16-year-old girl. Several other charges involving two other women were dropped after the women recanted statements they made to police.

The teenager stood by her original statement, and prosecutors were allowed to introduce a "time capsule" she had made which showed the abuse had been going on for years.

"This girl showed remarkable poise and bravery in testifying against Wamala, who had been abusing her for years," said Patricia LaFrance, assistant county attorney.

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