Norwell: Youth Coach Facing Federal Charges For Child Sexual Exploitation

A Norwell man accused of raping children and collecting child pornography has been indicted in federal court on three additional counts of child sexual exploitation.

The indictment, which came down on Thursday, represents the fourth set of charges against 48-year-old Derek Sheehan, a former youth hockey coach who is being held in state custody on charges out of Hingham District Court, one of two district courts where he has open cases.

The district court cases charge him with four counts of possession of child pornography, three counts each of aggravated rape of a child with force, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, photographing intimate parts of a child and exhibiting a child in a sexual act.

Sheehan was also charged in federal court last month with a single count of child sexual exploitation. Last week’s indictment adds three additional counts. Norwell police began investigating Sheehan in June after a child younger than 14 reported Sheehan had indecently assaulted them in another town in August 2017.

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About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.