- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - A Bridgewater State University student accused of sexually abusing two preschool boys at a campus day care center where he worked has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say Wrentham, Massachusetts, resident Kyle Patrick Loughlin was arraigned Wednesday on charges of rape of a child and aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Prosecutors say the boys are between 4 and 5 years old.

The 21-year-old Loughlin was arrested Tuesday night. He’s held without bail until a dangerousness hearing next week and can’t be reached for comment. It’s unknown who represents him.

University spokeswoman Eva Gaffney says Loughlin was one of several students working at the licensed center and had passed a required background check. She says parents have been informed and will receive assistance.

The state’s child welfare agency is investigating.

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