Winchester Parish Reacts to Camp Volunteer's Arrest
Raymond McAllister volunteered at St. Mary's Bible Camp.
A St. Mary's Bible Camp volunteer has been placed on unpaid leave following his arrest Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe.
Raymond McAllister, 20, of Woburn, was arrested by Massachusetts State Police Tuesday night and charged with dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, enticement of a child, and posing or exhibiting a child in a state of nudity.
McAllister, who was a volunteer at St. Mary's Bible Camp in Winchester, pled not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday morning in Woburn District Court. His bail was set at $10,000 cash, and he was ordered held under house arrest at his parents' home, where all Internet must be removed. He cannot go online either from his laptop or his phone; and he cannot be with children under the age of 18.
“We became aware of the very serious and disturbing charges against Raymond McAllister, a part-time parish employee, and immediately placed him on unpaid leave,’’ parish leaders said in an e-mail sent Wednesday to parishioners, according to the Globe.
McAllister has also been a Little League coach in Woburn and a Jiu Jitsu instructor. Woburn Little League officials issued a statement Wednesday saying they have "protocols concerning any prospective coaches and or volunteers," according to the Globe. And that those "procedures were followed in this instance," according to the Globe.
The Middlesex District Attorney's office claims McAllister Skyped with a 13-year- old boy in Arizona, and asked the boy to disrobe; a sex act allegedly followed.
The DA said McAllister made "substantial admissions" while speaking with police.
The 20 year old nodded to his father upon entering the courtroom. "This is something we don't agree with," said Wayne McAllister.
McAllister is next due back in court March 7.