Carrier assaulted at Massachusetts senior housing complex

From the Attleboro MA Sun Chronicle:

Norton police Lt. Todd Jackson said in an email that a mail carrier reported she was sexually assaulted Nov. 1 by a resident of the Norton Housing Authority at 120 West Main St.

Jackson said the carrier alleged a 78-year-old man touched her inappropriately while she was delivering mail in the complex.

Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas said that since the incident, a supervisor has been accompanying letter carriers when delivering to the site. Mail service has not been discontinued, although there might have been a day or two without deliveries when a supervisor was unavailable, she said.

"There is no plan to cut off mail delivery," Dugas said.

In an effort to set the mail problem straight, Dugas said the Postal Service is working with housing authority Executive Director Andrea Downey in looking for a more central delivery site within the complex.

Currently, mail boxes are spread out in 13 locations. The plan is to combine all of the boxes in one spot.

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