Peabody officer's sexual abuse trial starts

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LAWRENCE (AP) -- The trial of a Peabody police officer charged with molesting a family member and showing her and another girl Internet pornography is getting underway.

Jury selection in the Lawrence Superior Court trial of 49-year-old Frederick Wojick is scheduled to start Monday. Wojick is charged with nine counts of indecent assault and battery and two counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor.

Prosecutors say the girl told them Wojick had repeatedly touched her inappropriately, sometimes while showing her pornography, over a six-year period that started when she was around 11 years old.

Later, a second child came forward and said Wojick had also showed her pornography.

The defendant's lawyer tells The Salem News ( http://bit.ly/1cGm8lx ) his client denies what he calls "salacious, sensationalized allegations."

Wojick is on unpaid leave.

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Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com


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