Rape Suspect Arrested and Arraigned in Somerville

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SOMERVILLE – On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, during the early evening hours, the Somerville Police responded to a
report of a sexual assault in progress on Central St. near Broadway in Winter Hill. The suspect was apprehended by Somerville Police, and then arraigned on Thursday at Somerville District Court on charges including sexual assault with intent to rape and assault with intent to murder. The suspect was remanded by the Court for a 20-day evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital.

A Dangerousness Hearing has been scheduled for Somerville District Court on Oct., 29th. A dangerousness hearing is conducted to determine if the suspect will be held without bail while his criminal case is pending.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office (MDAO) is actively investigating this incident. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Somerville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 617-625-1600, extension 7610.

If you are a victim of a past sexual assault that has or has not been reported to the police for any reason, the Somerville Police Department strongly encourages contacting the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at the Cambridge office at 617-492-8306, at the 24-hour hotline 800-841-8371, by (TTY) 617-492-6434. Si usted habla español, porfavor llamenos al 800-223-5001 ó TTY 888-887-7130. If you want to learn more about the services BARCC has to offer victims of sexual violence you can visit their website at www.barcc.org.

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