By Katina Caraganis
LEOMINSTER -- Nanetta LaFleur, who was molested by Townsend resident John McEndarfer when she was 15, said she has been contacted by prosecutors in his most recent case about testifying at his upcoming trial, and plans to make the trip to Indiana.
According to a probable-cause affidavit obtained from the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office, McEndarfer, who is a registered Level 2 sex offender, allegedly traveled to Bloomington, Ind., in March and bought a 15-year-old girl an Apple iPhone, clothes, an iTunes gift card, condoms and a pregnancy test.
The two had been exchanging sexually charged emails and text messages before their meeting, according to authorities.
Because she lives out of state, LaFleur said she was told she does not have to answer to the subpoena, but she said she will.
LaFleur said while the prospect of speaking at his trial frightens her, it's something she must do.
"I want to do what I can for justice. ... I want to do this, but I am just afraid. I haven't seen him since I was 15," she said.
She said the prosecutor's office explained there are two phases for trials in Indiana. The first is for the new charges that have been filed against him, and the second phase will address his repeat-offender status.
She said McEndarfer got a slap on the wrist after he molested her while driving her to Leominster from Foxboro, where they were in a music group together. She became sick, and McEndarfer offered to drive her home.
McEndarfer was given probation for the 1989 conviction, but has served his time, according to the state probation office.
Leominster police Lt. Michael Goldman is in charge of sexual assault cases for the department and was a member of the force in 1989. He previously said that McEndarfer was sentenced to probation until 1991, according to the department's records, and it appears the probation was extended for an undetermined amount of time.
In December 1992, McEndarfer violated his probation for operating after a suspended license and was sentenced to two years in jail.
Rebecca L. Veidlinger, the prosecutor assigned to the Indiana case, said she is prohibited to talk about specific cases such as this one.
The child solicitation charge is a Class C felony and carries a sentence of two to eight years. He will also be charged as a repeat sex offender, which could add four to 10 years to his sentence.
These two sentences would run consecutively, she said.
The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 29, and she expects it to last about three days.
McEndarfer's attorney, David E. Schalk, declined to comment on the specifics of the case, and said he has not spoken to LaFleur directly.
"I got an anonymous message once about the prior case and wrote back, but we didn't discuss it. I am aware of that case. This is a very different kind of case, and they're totally separate issues," Schalk said.
McEndarfer is still being held in Indiana in lieu of $1,000 bail.
Schalk declined to comment on his client's current demeanor.
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