FALL RIVER (CBS) – A man wanted for rape of a mentally disabled child in Tennessee has been arrested in Fall River.

57-year-old Matthew Roberts was taken into custody while he was entering a vehicle outside 1347 Locust Street. United States Marshals say Roberts had been living at that address.

He was booked at the Fall River Police Department as a Fugitive From Justice and held without bail. He was transferred to the Ash Street Jail in New Bedford by U.S. Marshals.

Comments (2)
  1. kettleone says:

    “Mentally defective child”? Who’s the moron editor at WBZ that allowed the writer to put those words together? Genius.

  2. Thomas Hood says:

    That’s what the actual charge is. It’s ugly teminology by todays standards but the law was likely written in the first half of the 20th century.

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