Brockton: City firefighter arraigned on rape, assault and battery charges, released

A Brockton firefighter is free on personal recognizance, a day after being arraigned in Brockton Superior Court. 34 year old Jeremy Madden is charged with one count each of rape and assault and battery.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s office requested five thousand dollars bail, but the DA’s office says the judge ordered Madden released on three conditions – abide by a restraining order, have no contact with the victim, and surrender his firearms.

The Brockton fire department confirmed Madden has been with them for nine years, but wouldn’t comment on whether Madden is still on duty. He’ll be back in court on February 4th, 2014 for a pretrial conference.

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Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.