Forestdale Man Facing Child Molestation Charges

Scales of justice on the judgeÕs bench

“Not guilty” was the plea from Blake Rider, 37, of Forestdale in Barnstable District Court to three cases involving nine counts of indecent assault and battery on three children under the age of 14.

Rider, of Windsong Road, is a former substitute teacher in the Sandwich public school system. However, officials say the cases do not involve any students in the Sandwich schools.

Case one contains five counts from incidents in September 2010, November 2013, and September 2014. Case two involves two counts of indecent assault from September 2014 and September 2015 plus one count of reckless endangerment in September 2014. Case #3 contains two counts of indecent assault from September 2015.

A family member posted $10,000 bail for Rider who will return to court on March 28 for a pre-trial hearing.

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