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April 11, 2014

Lloyd gets probation on guilty plea


Lloyd’s attorney, Rosalyn Stults, did not return phone calls yesterday.

When he was first charged in 2012, Lloyd pleaded not guilty. Court reports indicate that while his version of events at the house virtually corroborated the girl’s statements to police, he denied exposing himself.

In the interim, Stults had requested mental health records of the victim, saying that the girl’s therapist could be used as a witness. Also, the Department of Children & Families reports showed that the 12-year-old had alleged “inappropriate behavior” and abuse by elder relatives in the past.

The District Attorney’s office had also filed a witness list Wednesday, and motions were being heard up until Lloyd’s guilty plea that day.

Stults also successfully filed a motion to “exclude references to the defendant’s prior ‘bad acts’ and sex offender registration,” according to court documents.

Desmond, however, had indicated that he was inclined to allow testimony from Lloyd’s wife, and the issue was taken under advisement by the judge before the guilty plea. But, Judge John Lu, who previously heard the case, had denied a motion to suppress the interview by the Gloucester Police Department.

In addition, Stults filed a motion that Desmond be allowed to “exclude references to the defendant’s prior convictions.”

Some previous convictions include open and gross lewdness in 2001 and in 2002.

Lloyd also faced a rape charge out of Manchester in 2009 after he allegedly broke into the home of a 16-year-old girl and raped her. But the case was dropped for a failure to prosecute. Monahan declined yesterday to comment on why that charge was not pursued.

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