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East Longmeadow Man Charged with Child Rape

ArrestEAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — An East Longmeadow man is behind bars, charged with raping a child.

24-year-old Matthew Tannen was arrested Wednesday morning at his home on Cooley Ave., according to East Longmeadow Police Sgt. Patrick Manley.

Tannen has been charged with statutory rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

Sgt. Manley says the alleged rape occurred in February. East Longmeadow Police were notified of the incident on Monday and filed charges against Tannen two days later.

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  • my3boys

    Sick jerk go to jail keep that freak away from kids nothing like ruining a kids life and head up cause you are a sex abuser

  • paulb62

    Why so long to notify the police of an incident that happened in February.
    Good job by the East Longmeadow Police Department.
    Hopefully this sick person will not just get a slsp on the wrist. He should get maximum time.