Tewksbury Teen Faces Sex Abuse Charges In Medford

Woman arrested after throwing dishes out her front door.

A 19-year-old Tewksbury man faces nine charges stemming from alleged sexual abuse of a minor in the town of Medford, according to that town's police log.

Thomas Hutchinson of 2273 Main St. in Tewksbury is charged with statutory rape, prostitution/unlawful sex, two counts of distributing obscene matter, carrying a dangerous weapon, lascivious nude posing of a child, enticing a child under 16, extortion by threat of injury and witness intimidation.

Hutchinson turned himself in to police at the Medford Police Station at  about 11 a.m. Friday.

Flying dishes leads to arrest

received a 911 call Monday around 8:30 p.m. regarding a possible domestic disturbance on Shoreline Drive. According to the caller, a woman at that address who they believed to be intoxicated, was throwing plates out her front door.

Officers arrived to investigate the situation. As a result of their investigation, 43-year-old Dawne Dunn of 193 Shoreline Drive, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Falling sign causes damage

Police were called to the parking lot of at 11 a.m. Wednesday, after getting a call that a large sign had fallen from the building. Officers responding to the scene found that the falling sign had damaged two vehicles parked in the lot.


Michael Piccolo, 45, 15 Boisvert Road, Tewksbury, was arrested Tuesday and charged with violating an order of protection.

Michael B Donovan, 57, 96 Lee St., Tewksbury, was arrested Tuesday at his home and charged with assault and battery.

Gary Leigh, 49, whose address is listed at Motel 6, 95 Main St., Apt. 204, Tewksbury, was arrested Tuesday on two outstanding warrants.

(Medford Patch Editor Jarret Benks contributed to this article.)

RunningGreen July 15, 2011 at 01:19 AM
As with all cases, let the legal system work out the case.
Michael M. July 15, 2011 at 02:23 AM
I'm sure the legal system will work out the case, and I did not imply that she was asking for it, or was she???? Not my call, but as I understand it, she was posted on several of those "social" websites as 17 and a half years old. My big question is, why was this girl, no matter what her age is, or what she said it was, sending out nude suggestive pics of herself, for the world to see??????? Yes, all young boys, and some older men for that matter, will be drawn to this, young boys because, as another person wrote here, their hormones are raging, older men because they are perverts. Also, where are the parents???? Do they know what her activities are????? and if so, what are they doing about it??? Is she still doing this online, and I ask the question again, is this legal?????? If it is illegal for these young kids to receive nude pics of minors, wouldnt be illegal for it to be sent???? whether it is from a boy or a girl. does the law threat this the same or is it different???? This is a good question for a lawyer, anyway, best of luck to all involved........
mother July 15, 2011 at 02:34 AM
michael m i dont know if you have a daughter but i do and this said good kid offered my 15yr old daughter and her friend money for favors and they didn't firt with him and they were appropiatey dressed yes i agree let the legal system work out the case but i'm glad he is hopefully off the streets for the time being.......
Dave July 15, 2011 at 06:15 PM
I'm not sure if any of you read the list of charges; one being in possession of a dangerous weapon which leads me to believe there was violent intent involved. This loser is not innocent by any means the evidence is overwhelming internet records don't lie!
mother July 15, 2011 at 06:50 PM
dave i read it all i think he should be off the streets as in my 1st post he's a predator!!!!!


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