Boston Police arrested a Boston man suspected of sexual assaulting and robbing a woman in her Beacon Hill apartment earlier this month and charged him with several Massachusetts Crimes of Violence.
The defendant, Anthony Williams, was arraigned yesterday in the Boston Municipal Court on criminal charges including Rape.
According to the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, the defendant broke into a woman's Beacon Hill apartment in the early morning hours of November 10. The man allegedly robbed the woman and sexually assaulted her.
Although it is still unclear at this point what evidence investigators relied upon to link this defendant to this particular crime, the Boston Police have indicated that surveillance video from a nearby ATM machine was relied upon.
In these types of sexual assault, prosecutors will also make efforts to bolster their case by seeking the obtain the suspects DNA for comparative analysis to any forensic evidence that might have been left at the scene.
The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Rape carries a potential penalty of up to 20 years in state prison, including Sex Offender Registration and the possibility of Sexually Dangerous Person and/or Lifetime Community Parole commitment.
Where a rape is committed during the commission of another felony, the person may be charged with Aggravated Rape, which carries the potential for life imprisonment upon conviction.