WESTON (CBS) – A Peabody man has been charged with raping a woman on the Regis College campus.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced charges Thursday against 23-year-old Evens Noel.

Noel was arraigned Wednesday in Waltham District Court on counts of rape and strangulation.

The charges stem from a Saturday incident.

Prosecutors say Noel, who is not a Regis College student, was visiting campus Friday night when he met the victim. The two did not know each other previously.

On Saturday, Noel and the victim left a campus dorm room for a walk when he allegedly choked and assaulted her.

In a statement, Regis College said officials are “deeply concerned” following the incident.

Campus police received a report of a sexual assault Saturday and contacted Weston Police who were able to identify and apprehend the suspect. We are deeply concerned about this crime and are focused on providing all of our support services to the survivor and family. The university maintains its steadfast commitment to ensuring a safe campus for our entire community and is grateful for the work of the Weston Police Department, Regis Campus Police and the Middlesex District Attorney to seek justice in this matter.

During Noel’s arraignment on Wednesday, a judge ordered him held pending a dangerousness hearing, which is scheduled for Monday.


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