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Man Takes Massachusetts Woman From Car, Rapes Her

Around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday night a woman was leaving a Route 1 restaurant in Danvers, Massachusetts. She had just finished having dinner with a friend and went to get her car parked at the rear of Friday’s Restaurant. She was approached by a man who dragged her into the woods next the Route 1 Costco’s store where she was raped and sexually assaulted. The victim was taken to a local hospital around 3:30 a.m. for treatment. The assailant fled the crime scene to the area of Route 114 near Peabody, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Woman Dragged From Car, Raped

According to the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Agency Uniform Crime Reports rapes in Massachusetts have risen from approximately 250 in 1960 to over 1,600 in 2007. Between 1990 and 1993 reported rape cases in Massachusetts peaked at around 2,000 per year. On a national level, the crime of rape in Massachusetts has declined over the past three years. In 2005 Massachusetts ranked 37th nationally, 38th in 2006 and 39th in 2007.

In Massachusetts rape in punishable by life in prison. If a firearm is used during the commission of the rape there is a minimum mandatory ten year state prison sentence.


A major area of practice for most criminal defense lawyers in Massachusetts involves sex crimes. Our office has successfully tried rape and other sexual assault cases in Massachusetts. Attorney Stephen Neyman has over twenty years experience defending sex crimes. If you have been charged with a sex crime in Massachusetts or anywhere else call our office at 617-263-6800. You may also contact us online.

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