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Press Release

Princeton Man Indicted for Arson Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Princeton man was indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with the burning of a Leominster restaurant in in October 2021.

Edmond Charrette, a/k/a Edmond Kuhn, 31, was indicted on one count of damage and destruction of a building by means of fire. Charrette will make an initial appearance in federal court in Worcester on Jan. 27, 2022. 

According to the indictment, on Oct. 12, 2021, Charrette maliciously damaged and destroyed China City, a restaurant in Leominster, and its contents by means of fire.

The charge of damage and destruction of a building by means of fire provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Leominster Interim Police Chief Aaron Kennedy made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen M. Noto of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated January 20, 2022