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