David Ceballos, 17, of Milford, was arraigned this week on several Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault during a freshman orientation at Nichols College.
According to prosecutors, the woman, also a freshman entering his first year at Nichols College, told police that David Ceballos allegedly forced her to have sex with him against her will. She also alleged that there were four witnesses to the sexual assault. Police reportedly spoke with those four witnesses, who according to investigators, gave a consistent account with the woman.
David Ceballos was arrested that same evening after sexual assault investigators interviewed the woman at the hospital. According to police, Ceballos initially denied having had sex with anyone that night; but later said that he had consensual sex which was witnesses by four others that were in the room.
For obvious reasons, the details of the witness accounts were not released by the police, but the question still remains: if there really was a sexual assault occurring, why didn't those other four people do anything to stop the alleged attack?
In Rape cases or in cases of alleged sexual assault, one of the most critical and telling pieces of evidence is the Sexual Assault Nurse's Examination that is conducted. In some cases, the physical examination may not be consistent with the allegation of a forced sexual assault, e.g., lack of any signs of trauma, tearing, lacerations, or other inconsistencies with the allegations.
The Sex Crime of Rape in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in successfully defending Massachusetts Sex Crimes, including Rape and Indecent Assault & Battery, and is available 24/7 for consultation. See Case Results.