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Police: Grace Baptist Principal Admitted to All Allegations

Court documents indicate Jeffrey Nichols voluntarily accompanied Police to the station, where he admitted to allegations made against him.

Jeffrey Nichols. Credit: Attleboro PD
Jeffrey Nichols. Credit: Attleboro PD
The Grace Baptist Christian Academy Principal accused of sexually assaulting one of his students admitted to all of the allegations made by the victim, according to police and court documents.

Documents reveal that Jeffrey Nichols, of 7 Fourth St. voluntarily accompanied police to the Attleboro Police Station for an interview after police first heard allegations from the victim.

Nichols, 48, was charged by Attleboro Police with indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 years old, accosting/annoying sexually, and open and gross lewdness.

He was held Tuesday on $25,000 cash bail following his arraignment.

According to a preliminary report from the Attleboro Police Dept., the victim indicated that Nichols had been assaulting her for approximately five years -  from the time she was in 7th grade until the end of the 11th grade.

The report indicates that all incidents occurred on the property of Grace Baptist Christian Academy at 1000 Oakhill Avenue, according to the victim.

Nichols admitted to the allegations during a "lengthy" interview with police, the report states.
Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County January 16, 2014 at 09:46 AM
This is tragic for the child he harmed and the entire community. Parents are the best defense against these crimes. It begins with a conversation about the safety of their private body parts including telling children that NO adult needs help with their private body parts. Learn more about preventing child sexual abuse, signs, symptoms, etc. and download Prevention Brochure at the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County website at www.cacofbc.org. This is the responding agency for allegations and disclosures of child abuse for YOUR county.

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