DANVERS — Philip Chism, the Danvers teen charged with murdering his math teacher, Colleen Ritzer, last October, has been indicted on a new aggravated rape charge.
The indictment charges Chism, 14, as a youthful offender.
It was returned this morning following the presentation of additional evidence to the same grand jury that indicted Chism last fall in Ritzer's murder and on other charges, including another rape count.
This new indictment alleges that Chism engaged in sexual intercourse with Ritzer, either by force or threat.
The earlier indictment alleged that Chism also raped Ritzer with an object.