Later a similar incident happened with Flanagan and another girl. In this case Perry was the commanding officer but not physically present during the incident. Later Flanagan and Perry went to the girl's home and as they were leaving, Perry told the parents, "Oh, yeah, by the way, [she] pulled her pants down for us." Perry was never accused of having direct physical contact with the girls in question. But abundant evidence suggests he knowingly enabled Flanagan's activities and later sought to cover them up.
Flanagan eventually served four years in prison for indecent assault and related charges tied to the two incidents. Perry resigned from the police force 17 days after Flanagan pled out, though he insists his departure was unrelated to the assaults and, according to the Boston Globe, "produced a letter yesterday from the police chief at the time saying he was not under investigation or subject to disciplinary actions when he resigned."
This is where everything stood until a few days ago, when the then-14 year old victim, Lisa Allen, came forward to tell her story, figuratively if not literally putting a face to the crime. "He had to hear me screaming and crying. Instead of helping me, Jeff Perry denied anything happened," Allen said in a statement released to the Boston Globe.
Prior to Allen's revelation, Perry was weathering the story reasonably well. The only public poll had him a mere 3 points behind Democrat William Keating. It's difficult for me to imagine this latest won't be the final blow.