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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Shrewsbury Man Charged with Assaulting Probation Office Employee

BOSTON - A Shrewsbury man was charged with assaulting an employee of the United States Probation Office for the District of Massachusetts.  
 
Daniel Frederickson, 30, was charged on August 26, 2019 by criminal complaint with assaulting a federal employee and causing bodily injury. 
 
According to the criminal complaint, Frederickson went to the U.S. Probation Office in Worcester on August 20, 2019, for his regularly scheduled drug test.  While Frederickson was in the bathroom, the victim came in to ask Frederickson if he required water.  Without warning, Frederickson allegedly punched the victim and wrapped both hands around the victim’s neck.  Frederickson then threw the victim against the wall and after the victim fell, mounted the victim.  Frederickson allegedly continued to choke the victim and repeatedly slammed his head against the ground. The assault was interrupted by another Probation Office employee.  
 
The assault of a federal employee charge carries an enhanced penalty if the assault results in bodily injury.  The enhanced penalty includes a term of imprisonment of up to 20 years, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.  Sentences imposed by a federal district court judge are based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Office; and Chief Steven Sargent of the Worcester Police Department made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lucy Sun of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Updated September 9, 2019