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Foxboro's Ahern Middle School. (Staff file photo by Mike George)

FOXBORO - A wave of new allegations has expanded the scope of an investigation into claims of decades-old child sexual abuse involving former teacher, Boy Scout leader and town swimming director William E. Sheehan.

Police Chief Edward O'Leary said that nine more people, all adult males, have contacted police since The Sun Chronicle and its sister paper The Foxboro Reporter first reported on three earlier allegations against Sheehan, claiming they, too, had been victimized by the former youth leader more than 30 years ago.