Brockton Superior Court: Former Boston Deputy Fire Chief sentenced to 18-20 years for rape and kidnapping

A former Boston Deputy Fire Chief from East Bridgewater, convicted Thursday of aggravated rape, kidnapping, and impersonating a police officer, has been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison.

Peter Pearson of East Bridgewater lost his job as a Deputy Chief with the Boston Fire Department in 2008 after allegations surfaced that he traveled to Brockton, forced a prostitute to get in his car while pretending to be a police officer, and then raped her.

Four other women then came forward, saying they were initially nervous to report they were raped by Pearson because they thought he worked for a local police department.

Pearson raped the women on separate occasions between 1997 and 2008.

The trial started last week at Brockton Superior Court and jury deliberations began Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

Pearson was sentenced to 18-20 years in state prison with a period of five years probation to follow his incarceration.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.