BRIMFIELD (CBS) — A man has been arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault in Brimfield Wednesday. A 38-year-old woman standing on the Mass Pike around 5:20 a.m. flagged down a tractor-trailer and reported to the driver that she was sexually assaulted, Mass. State Police said.
Twenty-five-year-old Lee Michael Collins of Palmer was arrested a few hours later. According to police, “the investigation determined that she was held against her will, assaulted, and strangled inside a camping trailer in Palmer.”READ MORE: Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective In Kids
Police were led to Collins after “the recovery of evidentiary items” in the woods near the highway.READ MORE: Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate
The woman was transported to Wing Hospital in Palmer.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Collins is expected to appear in Palmer District Court Wednesday afternoon.