The Norfolk district attorney’s office says that Brighton resident Joseph Arita and Waltham local Ismael Martinez are serving 20 – 25 years in prison for the 2009 Brookline rape and kidnapping of a 30-year-old woman. Arita, 26, and Martinez, 27, each pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of Massachusetts kidnapping involving a sexual assault, two counts of aggravated rape, and other assault and battery charges.
The woman, a Brookline resident, told the authorities that while walking to her home after taking a cab from Logan International Airport on Aug. 18, 2009, she was struck on the head by one man, who then pulled her into the back seat of a red pickup truck that another man was driving. The two men then drove her to a parking lot and assaulted her before taking her to another location and freeing her.
She reported the incident to Brookline police. DNA evidence matched the woman with Martinez and Arita. The Norfolk district attorney’s office had sought to obtain 35-to-40 year prison terms plus 20 years probation for the two men.
Massachusetts Criminal Defense
The state of Massachusetts treats the criminal charges of rape and kidnapping very seriously and prosecutors will zealously pursue defendants. For example, a Massachusetts aggravated rape conviction can result in a life prison term.
It is important for you to have a Boston criminal defense law firm that can protect your rights, ensure that all laws and proper procedures were followed leading up to your arrest, and explore all avenues of defense to secure the best outcome possible for your case.
Brookline rape, kidnap suspects plead guilty to 2009 attack on woman, WickedLocal, December 16, 2010
2d suspect held in Brookline rape case, Boston.com, August 23, 2009
One Of Two Suspects Arrested In Brookline Rape Case, Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog, August 20, 2009
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