Norwell: Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A Norwell man is facing molestation and child porn charges.

Norwell Police say that 48-year-old Derek Sheehan was arrested in Wednesday following an investigation conducted along with Massachusetts State Police.

Sheehan is being charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Rape of a Child; 3 counts of Indecent Assault & Battery on a child under 14 years of age; 3 counts of Pose/Exhibit child in Sexual Act; 3 counts of Photograph Sexual or Intimate Parts of Child; and 4 counts of Possessing Child Pornography.

He is currently being held without bail at the Plymouth House of Correction pending a dangerousness hearing which is scheduled for Monday at Hingham District Court.

Anyone with information regarding this case is being asked to contact Detective Daniel Dooley or Officer Kayla Puricelli at 781-659-7979. 


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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.