In the mid-1980's, the townspeople of Walpole sought a change in the name of the prison, and legislative action resulted in renaming the facility MCI-Cedar Junction - an old railroad station in the town.
In situations like this we are fortunate to have a police and legal network which functions cooperatively and cohesively.” The parents were pleased with the way BVT and the Upton Police Department handled the situation.
The matter was then referred to Hopedale Police for further investigation.
The victim, in a statement to the police, reported lascivious photos and video were taken of her by Mattie on his phone.
The Hopedale Police obtained a search warrant at the time but were unable to find the photos/video.
The town was named in honor of Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.
William Blackstone (also spelled William Blaxton in colonial times) was the first European to settle and live in Cumberland.Cumberland was originally settled as part of Wrentham, Massachusetts, which was purchased from the local Indigenous Americans by the Plymouth Colony.It was later transferred to Rhode Island as part of a long-running boundary dispute.The Trappists sold the monastery and grounds to the town and part of the building was converted into the Edward J.Hayden Library, aka Cumberland Public Library in 1976. Cumberland was the site of iron works that made cannons and cannonballs for the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.(He was also the first European to have settled in Boston, but left when he and the newly arrived Puritans disagreed about religion.) He preached his brand of tolerant Christianity under an oak tree that became an inspiration to Christians worldwide.