For the second time this week Boston Deputy Fire Chief Peter Pearson was arrested for allegedly raping and kidnapping a woman while impersonating a police officer. On Monday Pearson was arrested by Brockton Police and charged with kidnapping, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, rape and impersonating a police officer. According to the Brockton Enterprise Pearson posed as a state trooper and ordered a prostitute into his car. He drove her to a park and forced her to have oral sex with him. It was also alleged that Pearson stalked the prostitute for weeks prior to committing these acts. These allegations initially surfaced when a woman being held on suspicion of prostitution told police that she had been raped by a state trooper weeks earlier. The victim later saw the car and was able to identify Pearson as her attacker. He was arraigned in the Brockton District Court and released on fifty thousand dollars cash bail.
Just yesterday, Pearson was arrested at his home in Bridgewater after another woman came forward and claimed that he committed the same crimes in Bristol County. He is facing charges in Bristol County for aggravated rape, kidnapping for sexual intercourse, impersonating a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon. If convicted Pearson faces a possible sentence of life in prison.
Pearson was arrested in 1996 for soliciting a prostitute and his case was continued without a finding in the Brockton District Court.
Rape in Massachusetts is governed by G.L. c. 265 sec. 22. The statute makes a conviction of the crime punishable by up to life in prison. Impersonating a police officer is proscribed by G.L. c. 268 sec. 33. If convicted you can serve up to one year in the house of correction for this crime. G.L. c. 265 sec. 26 defines the crime of kidnapping in Massachusetts. This statute permits a sentence of up to ten years for a conviction of this offense.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman represents people accused of sex crimes in Brockton. We also have represented people charged with sex crimes in Bristol County. We have also represented people charged with violent crimes in Brockton and Bristol County such as kidnapping and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. We are available night and to respond to your inquiries about your criminal case in Massachusetts. Either call or email our office if you have been charged with any crime anywhere in Massachusetts.
Related Web Resources:
Boston deputy fire chief arrested again in Brockton. Brockton Enterprise August 23, 2008
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