At his arraignment last week in Falmouth District Court, Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Paul Weeks pleaded not guilty to one charge of oral rape and two charges of rape. Court documents indicate that the alleged rape occurred on October 20 and that Weeks was under the influence of alcohol at the time.
The Bourne deputy fire chief was released on his own recognizance after the hearing. Weeks’s criminal defense lawyer told the Cape Cod Times that his client is innocent.
In another Bourne rape case, Plymouth resident Stephen Clifford pleaded guilty to raping a North Sagamore woman last year. The woman was sexually assaulted and bound with duck tape. Clifford is sentenced to 9 – 12 years in prison.
Massachusetts rape charges can be hard to beat without the help of an experienced Boston criminal defense lawyer representing you. There may be evidence in your favor that hasn’t been looked at or the suspect’s side of the story may have gotten lost in the shuffle during the police investigation. Police may even have arrested the wrong person. A good Massachusetts criminal defense law firm can make sure that you get the best defense possible so that you obtain the best outcome for your case.
On Friday, David Flavell, a registered Level 3 sex offender, was charged with sexual assault. The victim is a 27-year-old hospital worker. Flavell allegedly assaulted her in the bathroom located in Massachusetts General Hospital’s lobby.
Flavell, however, says he had been drinking at the time and does not remember the crime happening. He was arraigned in Boston on charges of Massachusetts assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to rape.
Plymouth man admits to Bourne rape, Cape Cod Times, October 26, 2009
Bourne deputy fire chief in charged with rape, Boston Herald, October 22, 2009
Related Web Resources:
Massachusetts Law about Rape and Sexual Assault
Sex Offender Registry Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts