GRAFTON, Mass. – The most commented-upon story on The Grafton Daily Voice in 2012 was the release of Level 3 sex offender Brian Addeo, who landed on the state's most wanted list after cutting off his GPS monitor and fleeing the state in 2011.
Addeo's return to Grafton came as a surprise to many. In January, Addeo was given a reduced sentence by Worcester Superior Court Judge James R. Lemire after a finding that his April 29, 2010, sentence of lifetime parole supervision was not allowed. Upon Addeo's return, Lemire readjusted his sentence to 10 years of supervised parole with a mandatory GPS monitor, despite pleas for continued monitoring by the Worcester County District Attorney's office.
Addeo had been convicted of raping six different people in three separate incidents in Upton and Northbridge that included charges of aggravated rape (with a knife), kidnapping, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; unnatural rape of a child under 16 (four counts with four victims) and multiple counts of indecent assault and battery; and rape of a child.
The Grafton Daily Voice is tallying the top 10 stories of 2012 this week.