Fitchburg Man Held As Danger
By Cliff Clark
FITCHBURG -- A city man accused of punching a “visibly” pregnant woman last week was found dangerous after a hearing in District Court on Monday.
Michael J. Guillemette, 20, of 34 Pleasant St., and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on Thursday, July 26, after a 32-year-old city woman told police she had been violently assaulted by the pair during an altercation earlier in the day.
The alleged victim told police Guillemette and the teenager were upset because she was leaving the apartment where the teenager stayed with his mother.
The woman said she stayed with the teen and his mother occasionally when she needed somewhere to live. She told police she had found another apartment and was moving.
The pair, allegedly upset, approached the woman and took turns pulling her hair, head-butting her, and punching her in the face and stomach, the woman told police.
The alleged victim told police she needed to be taken to the hospital because she had symptoms the punches to her stomach may have injured the baby.
When officers went to the location of the alleged assault to question Guillemette and the teenager, the pair denied the assault, said they were attempting to help her leave the apartment and knew she was pregnant, said police.
Police also spoke with Guillemette’s girlfriend who told them the pair had not assaulted the victim.
During the hearing Monday, Guillemette’s attorney and a Worcester County assistant district attorney agreed to a finding of dangerousness for him and also agreed that he could be released on a number of conditions.
Those conditions include continuing to live with his mother and stay in a room with no windows with the door locked, wear a GPS tracking ankle bracelet, not commit any state or federal crimes, have no contact with the victim, possess no weapons or destructive devices, and not use any alcohol or drugs, according to court documents.
Those conditions will stay in place at least until his next court date, which is Sept. 13, according to court documents.
The 16-year-old boy’s case is being handled by the Juvenile Court. Those hearings and records are not public.