Boston, MA (May 17, 2022) – Authorities have identified 33-year-old Edwin Fantauzzi as the alleged perpetrator of a rape incident that took place on Saturday evening in Downtown Boston.
Investigations show that at around 6:30 a.m., on May 14, authorities were notified that an incident occurred on Harrison Avenue.
During the morning hours on Saturday, a black sedan was spotted on Harrison Avenue. A male, who was described as someone in his 20s, around 5’8” with a medium build, exited his four-door Honda Fit and attacked a suspect in the area. After the incident, the Boston police were immediately notified of the rape incident that took place.
Boston police were able to release videos from the area that show the suspect. He was subsequently identified on Monday, May 17 as 33-year-old Edwin Fantauzzi. Authorities have issued a warrant for Fantauzzi’s arrest on charges of rape, assault with intent to rape, and assault and battery. A search is currently underway for the suspect.
Records show that in 2018, Fantauzzi was arrested for kidnapping and assault with intent to rape a child, which occurred in the Roxbury area. He was apprehended in New Jersey.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the police.
Rape Incidents in Massachusetts
In the state of Massachusetts, there is no mandatory minimum sentence for a rape charge. However, a person who rapes a victim even one time can face a life sentence in state prison. If there are any aggravated circumstances surrounding statutory rape, the perpetrator could face a minimum sentence of ten years in prison or up to life.
Although there are multiple criminal consequences for perpetrators of these heinous acts, they do very little to provide peace and closure to victims. When people are charged with rape and other sexual offenses, they can face consequences in both criminal court and civil court. Civil court cases allow injured parties to take legal action against the person who caused them harm in order to hold them to account.
In some instances, injured parties may be able to file a sexual assault personal injury claim against their abuser to seek financial compensation to cover the costs they face moving forward. Reaching out to a sexual abuse lawyer in Boston can make a significant difference when it comes to getting justice.
The Massachusetts sexual abuse law firm, Law Office of Carmen L. Durso, has decades of experience helping victims of sexual assault, rape, and other sex crimes get justice. Our lawyers can help you secure financial compensation for medical expenses, mental health services, pain and suffering, and various other damages that you face.
We understand how difficult it can be to come forward after being victimized by such a traumatic event. Our lawyers will help you get the care you need to cope. We can provide you with a comfortable and inviting space for you to tell us your story so we can begin helping you get justice.
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