Receives additional sentence, suspended for one year, on two more indecent assault charges
Former Everett Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Forestiere, convicted last week of indecent assault and battery and sentenced to jail time for inappropriately touching an employee in his office, pleaded guilty to additional charges in Malden District Court Wednesday.
Forestiere, 79, who served as Everett Superintendent for nearly 30 years, from 1989-2018, entered a guilty plea on Wednesday to two additional counts of indecent assault and battery, according to a statement from the office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.
The additional charges, dating back to 2015, involved two former female employees who he supervised, a then 47-year-old woman and a then 64-year-old woman. On Wednesday, Judge Emily Karstetter sentenced Forestiere to 18 months in jail on those charges, with that sentence suspended for one year.
Last week, following a three-day trial, Forestiere was found guilty of indecently assaulting a then 41-year-old female victim, an Everett Public Schools employee at the time, multiple times in 2017 and 2018.
Forestiere was sentenced on Feb. 9 to 18 months in jail with 90 days to serve and the balance suspended for two years. He must also register as a sex offender.
He was also ordered to stay away from the victims and witnesses in this case and to stay away from Everett public schools and their events.