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  Martha Coakley Defeat Sealed By Prosecution Of Innocent Man
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Last EditedJason  Jan 20, 2010 11:04pm
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AuthorCarey Roberts
News DateThursday, January 21, 2010 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFollowing a breath-taking electoral surge, Scott Brown took the seat formerly held by liberal patron saint Ted Kennedy, handily defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts senate election.

Although the national press spun the contest as a referendum on Obamacare, another powder-keg issue lurked behind the headlines: Martha Coakley's prominent role in prosecuting a child abuse case and her contended culpability of the "primary male offender."

It was back in 1984 when Violet Amirault, son Gerald, and daughter Cheryl, operators of the Fells Acre Day School in Malden, found themselves accused of child molestation. The charges were lurid as they were absurd: plunging a butcher knife into a 4-year-old boy's rectum (which miraculously left no mark of injury) and tying a naked child to a tree in front of the school to be anally impaled with a "magic wand" (an incident to which there were no witnesses).
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