A defense lawyer for one of the people accused of participating in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old Massachusetts girl has asked the court to summon the girl to testify. The lawyer wants her testimony to be considered because it might sway the judge to allow her alleged assailants to be released on bail until their trial. He said she wrote a letter stating that she consented to the sexual encounter and that her friends should be let go.
Police say that a 46-year-old woman was taken into custody after she tried to rob the Leominster Credit Union in Worcester on Dec. 26. According to authorities, the woman demanded in a note that a female teller put an undisclosed amount of money inside of a bag. Witnesses say that the woman, a resident of Worcester, yelled at the teller while gathering the funds.
When people are charged with a crime in Massachusetts, it is not uncommon for many of them to be unaware of the rights they have. People who are accused have both constitutional and statutory protections in place to ensure their rights are guarded.
Easthampton police said a man, 45, is in custody after allegedly hitting a motorcycle while impaired by drugs and killing its riders on Aug. 28. According to a representative of the Northampton District Court, the man faces charges of felony homicide in relation to the crash. He is being held on bail of $100,000.
For a parent, choosing a pediatrician can be a stressful task. Not only do parents want to take their children to credible, experienced pediatricians, but parents also want to be able to go to a pediatrician they feel they can trust. For over 30 years, parents in Massachusetts and in other states entrusted a pediatrician with their children's care. However, much to the shock of people who have known him and have worked with him, that man now faces criminal charges for child pornography.
Resulting from an incident at Logan Airport, five airport employees were recently arrested for white collar crimes. The five individuals allegedly attempted to smuggle thousands of dollars from Massachusetts to another state, and the authorities believe that this money constituted drug proceeds. The accused individuals face criminal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and money laundering.
After an attempted armed robbery, local investigators have arrested three men that they believe were involved in the crime. The Massachusetts authorities believe that two men attempted to rob a gas station, and another man drove the getaway vehicle. All three men face criminal charges stemming from the alleged incident.
Online dating is something that is taken lightly by many people and sometimes these chance encounters may end up differently than both people had expected. After visiting someone in person from an online dating site, a Massachusetts woman claims she was the victim of a sex crime. She alleges that after two months of chatting back and forth over the website, she believed that she was going to be meeting up with someone whom she had known in junior high school. The two eventually decided that it would be a good idea to get together in person.
A sex crime can include several types of crimes. A story involving a Massachusetts man has made headlines once again after he faced additional charges for a sex crime. This is not the first time the man has faced charges of this nature.
A Massachusetts mom is facing criminal charges after law enforcement has reportedly connected her to a party thrown by a teenager. It is believed that the mother approved of the party, where underage teenagers were consuming alcohol. The mother is facing criminal charges for both providing alcohol for a minor and keeping a noisy and disorderly house.