Sandwich Man Indicted on Child Rape, Child Porn Charges

Held on $50,000 bail

A Barnstable County grand jury has indicted 36-year-old James W. Slappey of Sandwich for aggravated rape of a child, rape of a child, posing a child in the nude, posting a child in sexual conduct and possession of child pornography.

The Cape and Islands District Attorney's office reports that the defendant was arraigned last month in Barnstable District Court on a single count of rape of a child and, due to the nature of the offenses and the defendant's record, was held on $50,000 bail.  Slappey has a record of convictions and has failed to appear in court to answer an offense.

Court files are currently impounded so no further information is available at this time.


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