Mass. man pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Daniel Ferreira (Courtesy of the Rehoboth Police Department)

REHOBOTH, Mass. (AP) — A 34-year-old Rehoboth man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he enticed and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy.

Daniel Ferreira was arraigned Friday in Taunton District Court on charges including rape of a child under 16. A judge set $50,000 cash bail and ordered Ferreira to avoid the alleged victim and undergo GPS monitoring if he’s released.

The Sun Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1plTuwH) Ferreira’s lawyer Colleen Tynan said he denies using force in what he says was a consensual encounter with someone he believed was 16.

The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School student told police he was walking Wednesday night when he was approached by a man in a car, lured into the woods to smoke marijuana and assaulted.

Prosecutor Jeffrey Daley said Ferreira is a registered sex offender after sex crime convictions in 1999 and 2004.

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Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com

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