The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office released
a statement stating that a 38 year old Allston man is being held
without bail pending his arraignment tomorrow in the Suffolk Superior
Court for two rapes that occurred this past summer. The defendant was
indicted on October 8, 2008 and charged with two counts of aggravated
rape, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery,
and one count of aggravated assault and battery. The indictments stem
from the following facts. On July 5, 2008 the defendant met the first
victim, a 28 year old Boston woman at the intersection of Harvard
Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. The woman rebuffed his advances after
which he grabbed her and forced her into his apartment. There he held
her against her will, beat her, strangled her and raped her. The
defendant subsequently let her go. The victim immediately went to the
police station and was taken to a local hospital. The second victim, a
25 year old Cambridge woman suffered the same abuse on July 22, 2008.
In that instance, the defendant lured the victim into a cab and
directed the driver back to his apartment rather than to the nightclub
where he initially told her they would go. This woman had seen the
defendant in her neighborhood before. Once in the apartment the woman
was raped. She too made her way to the police station, reported the
attack and was taken to an area hospital. The defendant was positively
identified by both women through photographic arrays.
Rape in Massachusetts is a crime pursuant to G.L. c. 265 sec. 22.
The law states that anyone who compels another to have sexual
intercourse or unnatural sexual intercourse is guilty of the crime of
rape. Rape in this context carries with it a possible twenty year
state prison sentence. If serious bodily injury results during the
commission of the crime then someone convicted can be sentenced up to
Kidnapping in Massachusetts is a crime in accordance with G.L. c. 265 sec. 26.
That section states that anyone who forcibly or secretly confines or
imprisons another person within this commonwealth against his will
shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than
Both of these crimes are extremely
serious. In Massachusetts rape cases and kidnapping cases are
prosecuted in the Superior Court. It is important to consult with an experienced Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer or a Boston Violent Crimes Lawyer if you are facing charges such as these. Attorney Stephen Neyman has a great deal of experience handling these types of cases. Contact our office now to discuss your criminal case.
Related Web Resources:
Boston Sex Crimes Law Firm, Attorney Kathleen McCarthy
Massachusetts Violent Crimes Attorneys, Stephen Neyman