Righting a Terrible Wrong

A life long Everett woman Wendy Poste has been fighting for justice since she alleged, and maintains the allegation, that she was drugged and raped by an Everett firefighter – a friend of the family.

Turns out the former Everett firefighter was on the sexual offenders list for years after pleading guilty to sexual assault in Salisbury while serving on the Everett Fire Department. This was known by the fire department’s leadership and by the leadership in the police department.

This same former Everett firefighter was recently charged with sexual assault again in Salisbury, as reported in the Newburyport Times earlier in October. The judge in the case chose not to move forward with a prosecution. She issued an order requiring the former firefighter to stay away from his victim.

Poste has reached out to the administration and to the fire department and to the state’s leading fire official for justice.

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Former Everett Firefighter Charged Again For Indecent Assault and Battery

Leader Herald Staff

A former Everett firefighter who is on the state’s sexual offender list and who received an award from the Everett Fire Department while on the list was recently charged again with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.

Albert Murphy, 58 of Salisbury, had his case continued without a finding for 18 months and was ordered to stay away and no contact with the victim after a hearing in the Newburyport Court, according to an article that appeared in the Newburyport Times.

Th hearing took place before Judge Mary McCabe and the case was dismissed at that time.

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Former Everett firefighter on sexual predator list accused of rape, stripped of award presented to him by EFD

By Josh Resnek

Wendy Poste, a lifelong Everett resident, has been trying to bring to justice former Everett fire fighter Albert Murphy, who she claims, drugged her and raped her in Salisbury in 2019.

The former firefighter is believed to have moved to Mexico.

Poste’s efforts to prosecute a rape charge against the former firefighter have been ongoing since the alleged rape.

Reports of the alleged rape were filed with the Salisbury Police Department.

Law enforcement has not positively responded to her repeated accusations for justice claiming there is not enough evidence to sustain her rape claims.

Further discovery reveals that former Everett firefighter Murphy pleaded guilty to indecent assault and battery of a child under 14 years of age in Salisbury in 1996.

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Pearl Street Fire Displaces 20

By Josh Resnek

Everett firefighters worked heroically to contain a large blaze at a three family home on Pearl Street Friday night.

About 20 people had to flee the two alarm fire in a highly congested neighborhood of the city.

No one was injured, but the building is a total loss. The damages are estimated at $900,000.

The fire apparently began sometime around 9:45 p.m.

When firefighters arrived at the scene flames were shooting through the roof and with flames and heavy smoke pouring through the windows.

Some residents of the home were unaware of the fire when a stranger shouted at the first floor tenants to get out of the house, according to witnesses.

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Lawrence Street Fire Causes Extensive Damage and Heat Overload for FF

By Josh Resnek

A fire of undetermined origin caused more than $100,000 of damage to a multi-family home 16-18 Lawrence Street late Monday afternoon.

Everett firefighters arriving on the scene found heavy smoke and flames jumping from the roof.

The blaze was brought under control by the rapid response and timely intervention of the firefighting team.

Firefighters not only were faced in knocking down the flames and dousing hot spots but fought as well the excessive heat of the day. The temperature was near to 93 as they fought the fire and put it out.

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