UMass student arraigned on rape charges

A student from UMass Amherst was arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court Thursday on rape charges.

18-year old Patrick Durocher of Longmeadow is accused of raping and choking a girl on the UMass Amherst campus in September of last year.

At the time, both Durocher and the victim were UMass students.

Northwestern District Attorney Spokeswoman Mary Carey told 22News Durocher is charged with one count of aggravated rape, kidnapping and aggravated assault and battery.

He is due back in court April 9th.

Durocher was originally arraigned on the aggravated rape charge in October in Eastern Hampshire District Court and was determined to be dangerous after a 58A dangerousness hearing, said Carey.

Durocher was released then on $10,000 cash bail with conditions, which are still in place according to Carey.

Durocher must observe the following conditions:

  • GPS monitoring with an exclusionary zone of the UMass Amherst campus and all of Amherst
  • 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. curfew, 7 days/week
  • Report to probation one time per week
  • Do not leave Massachusetts
  • Surrender passport
  • No contact with victim
  • Stay away from UMass campus
  • No drugs or alcohol, random screens/testing
  • Reside with his parents

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