The former deputy director of Quincy’s emergency response program convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the 1990s
A jury Monday convicted Quincy’s former emergency deputy director of raping a teenage boy in the 1990s.
Norfolk County Superior Court jurors convicted Anthony Siciliano, 65, on three counts of rape of a teenage boy - the victim was 13 to 16 years old when the rapes happened and is 25 now - recruited for the volunteer emergency response program Siciliano ran in the city for nearly 20 years.
Siciliano was sentenced to four to five years in prison, to be followed by five years probation. He must register as a sex offender when he is released, and must avoid any contact with anyone under 18.
He was acquitted on a fourth charge of indecent assault and battery of a person 14 or older involving a second alleged victim who was also in the emergency response program. That man is now 22.
The jury had been deliberating since last Thursday, in a trial that pitted the two men’s graphic testimony against Siciliano’s denials. Norfolk District Attorney William Keating’s office declined comment on the verdict, since it will likely be appealed.
The rapes occurred from 1995 to 1998, when the victim was between 13 and 16. The Patriot Ledger does not identify sexual-assault victims or alleged victims.
According to the two men’s court testimony, Siciliano’s advances and other sexual activity occurred at the emergency program’s office in the city’s public works department, Siciliano’s truck, at Siciliano’s home and other locations.
Siciliano was the volunteer deputy director of Quincy’s emergency department for 20 years until Mayor William Phelan dismissed him in 2002. Siciliano recruited teenagers - almost all of them boys - to the team to help out at parades and civic events and with snowstorms and floods.
Lane Lambert of The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.) may be reached at email@example.com.