MERRIMAC (CBS) – A Merrimac man has been charged in connection with the home invasion and sexual assault of a 74-year-old woman earlier this month. Police said 50-year-old William S. Raia was arrested Monday night.
On July 3, a woman on Hillside Ave. reported she was awakened by a man in her bedroom armed with a knife. He allegedly threatened her and repeatedly assaulted her.READ MORE: Woman Killed In Shooting Near Roslindale Pharmacy
Raia has been charged with four counts of Aggravated Rape, Kidnapping, Home Invasion, Strangulation and Assault & Battery causing Bodily Injury on an elderly person.READ MORE: Are Masks Back In Massachusetts? Officials Weigh A Mandate Following CDC Guidance
The woman was able to flee her home during the attack and called police. She was treated and released from the hospital.MORE NEWS: Car Crashes Into Richardson's Ice Cream Shop In Middleton
Raia is expected to be arraigned in Newburyport District Court on Tuesday.