Henry Wilson, 56, of Chelsea, was arraigned today on charges of rape of a child aggravated by an age difference of at least 10 years and enticement of a child, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office:
During a forensic interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, the victim disclosed that, on June 28, 2021, he was walking in the area of Broadway in Chelsea when an adult male offered him a ride in his car. The man drove him to a parking lot and sexually assaulted the child in the car. Parts of the sexual assault were captured on cell phone camera.
A Chelsea District Court judge set bail at $50,000 and ordered Wilson to stay away from the victim and his family, have no unsupervised contact with any children under 18, do no volunteer or paid work with children, wear a GPS device and hand over his passport.
Wilson was elected to the School Committee from District 5 in 2019, after terms on the city Planning Board and Zoning Board and after having run for the City Council in 2017. He also served as "a youth mentor with CPS students," according to his bio on the School Committee Web site. Also he was a member of the summer youth jobs program at the Chelsea Collaborative.