Nicholas Chiaraluce, a 21-year-old Woburn college student, was released on $30,000 cash bail yesterday after he was charged with one count of aggravated rape. The woman he allegedly raped was unconscious in a men’s bathroom at the Felt nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts. The incident allegedly took place on the night of January 19.
Chiaraluce says he is not guilty of the charges and that he was trying to help the victim, a 21-year-old Boston resident. He says that he even called for help. He expressed dismay that his efforts to help the girl led to his apprehension in the Boston rape case.
Chiaraluce was arrested after a witness reported seeing him having sex with the woman, who was unconscious at the time, in the bathroom.
Boston police say that a friend of Chiaraluce’s came to the club after the suspect called him, asking him to come. Police say the friend refused to help put the girl’s clothing back on.
Chiaraluce allegedly told police that he had never met the girl before but had bought her a drink. Authorities confiscated his pants, which had some unknown substance on it, as well as a girl’s underwear, which was found in the bathroom.
Being charged with rape, or any type of sexual assault charge, is a very serious offense in Massachusetts.
Aggravated rape involves the rape of a person against their will or without their consent, which can result in serious bodily harm.
A rape conviction can lead to a lengthy prison sentence and your name listed for life as a registered sex offender.
Man is charged with raping unconscious woman at club, Boston.com, January 24, 2008
DA: Student raped unconscious woman in Hub nightclub, BostonHerald.com, January 23, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Massachusetts Sentencing Grid Guideline, Mass.gov
Aggravated Assault, FBI.gov
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