tom carroll at baxter state

Authorities watch Attleboro religious cult member David Corneau, in white sweater and fedora, at the grave site of two babies in Baxter State Forest in Maine in October 2000. From the left are is Attleboro Detective Arthur Brillon, Tom Carroll, Corneau, Bristol County District Attorney Paul Walsh and Maine State Police officers.

ATTLEBORO -- For three decades Tom Carroll investigated the most heinous and notorious child abuse and child sex abuse cases throughout Bristol County.

They include the Father James Porter case, which started the avalanche of child sex abuse claims against priests in the Catholic Church that followed, and the Attleboro religious cult case in which a 6-month-old child was starved to death by his father in the name of God.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.