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DA Announces New Indictments, Including Dracut Man Charged With Sexual Assault On A Child

Jan 28, 2019 07:24AM ● By Bill Gilman

DA Marian Ryan

 WOBURN – These indictments were handed down between November 29, 2018 and January 10, 2019. Defendants are listed by towns where alleged offenses occurred. Defendants without a hometown listed do not have a last known address. These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Dracut

 Alex DiPietro, 35, of Dracut, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Allison Brown.

Graciela Paulino, 21, of Lowell, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon. The Assistant District Attorney is Christopher Tarrant.

Tewksbury

 Jean Frenel, 26, of Methuen, was charged with trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy. The Assistant District Attorney is Megan McGovern.

 Jacob Strow, 22, of Wilmington, was charged with armed carjacking, armed assault with intent to rob a person over the age of 60, and assault and battery on an elder or disabled person. The Assistant District Attorney is Shannon Jurgens. 

 Ruben Ventura, 23, of Lawrence, was charged with trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy. The Assistant District Attorney is Megan McGovern. 

Acton

Benjamin DiCristina, 25, of Acton, was charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation, and assault and battery on a household or family member (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorneys are Elizabeth Dunigan and Carrie Spiros.

 

Arlington 

Michael Allen, 34, of Billerica, was charged with rape (6 counts), assault and battery on a disabled person, caretaker neglect, reckless endangerment of a child, and furnishing alcohol to a minor (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Heidi Gosule.

 William Baro, 42, of Billerica, was charged with unarmed robbery (2 counts) and being a habitual criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Raquel Frisardi.

 Susan Burgess, 43, of Groton, was charged with unarmed robbery (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Raquel Frisardi.

 Keith Harlow, 32, of Clinton, was charged with unarmed robbery (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Raquel Frisardi.

 Ayer

 Laqwanda Villaronga, 26, of Ayer, was charged with second-degree murder. The Assistant District Attorney is Suzanne Kontz.

 Burlington

 Sean Ostler, 42, of Revere, was charged with rape (3 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Julie Kunkel.

 Ronald Poole, 47, of Cambridge, was charged with larceny over $1,200 (2 counts), larceny from a building, larceny under $1,200, vandalism, and being a common and notorious thief. The Assistant District Attorney is Robert Meltzer.

 Cambridge

 Tania Boghossian, 54, of Belmont, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder a person over the age of 60, suffocation, assault and battery on a person over the age of 60, and caretaker neglect. The Assistant District Attorney is Heidi Gosule.

 Shawndell Johnson, 23, of Cambridge, was charged with attempting to commit assault and battery with a firearm (2 counts), assault with intent to commit a felony (2 counts), possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. The Assistant District Attorney is Caitlin Gemmill.

Gregory McNeil, 55, of Cambridge, was charged with rape. The Assistant District Attorney is Maren Schrader. 

Mark Mohr, 60, was charged with open and gross lewdness and accosting and annoying a person of the opposite sex. The Assistant District Attorney is Wendi Safran.

 Everett

 Santiago Rodriguez Mendez, 18, of Chelsea, was charged with armed robbery (4 counts) and assault with a dangerous weapon (4 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Lee Hettinger.

Kevin Pineda-Calderon, 16, of Everett, was charged with armed assault to murder, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and being a youthful offender. The Assistant District Attorney is Lee Hettinger.

Framingham 

Maria Franjul, 32, was charged with armed assault in a dwelling with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), and assault with a dangerous weapon. The Assistant District Attorney is Margaret Pastuszak.

Luis Velez, 40, of Framingham, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, subsequent offense. The Assistant District Attorney is Raquel Frisardi.

 

Littleton

 

Daniel Ghebrehiwet, 42, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was charged with possession of a large capacity firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of ammunition. The Assistant District Attorney is Ashlee Mastrangelo. 

 

Lincoln

 

Michael Riley, 40, of Acton, was charged with carrying a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and being an armed career criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Raquel Frisardi.

 

Lowell

 

Jose Aponte, 41, of Lowell, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a firearm, armed robbery, carrying a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm. The Assistant District Attorney is Suzanne Kontz.

 

Ronald Brown, 20, was charged with assault and battery with a firearm. The Assistant District Attorney is Clarence Brown.

 

Dawn Ferriera, 43, of Lowell, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of 60 (2 counts), assault and battery on a person over the age of 60 causing serious bodily injury (2 counts), assault and battery on a person over the age of 60, and caretaker neglect. The Assistant District Attorney is Heidi Gosule.

 

Matthew Giplaye, 38, of Lowell, was charged with mayhem, assault and battery on a household or family member, and assault and battery. The Assistant District Attorney is Whitney Williams.

 

Oliver Godfrey, 19, of Lowell, was charged with armed robbery (2 counts) and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Whitney Williams.

Jose Graciani, 53, of Billerica, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, subsequent offense. The Assistant District Attorney is Ashlee Mastrangelo.

Johnny He, 29, of Lowell, was charged with home invasion, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, and assault and battery on a household or family member. The Assistant District Attorney is Emily Jackson.

Dwayne Johnson, 26, of Haverhill, was charged with assault and battery by discharging a firearm, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, possession of a firearm without a license, and possession of a loaded firearm. The Assistant District Attorney is Daniel Harren.

Darren Labillios, 50, of Lowell, was charged with witness intimidation and threatening to commit a crime. The Assistant District Attorney is Emily Jackson.

Leonardo Maia, 28, of Lowell, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Thomas Brant.

Angel Marte, 23, of Lowell, was charged with suffocation causing serious bodily injury, strangulation (2 counts), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a household of family member (7 counts), and stalking. The Assistant District Attorney is Suzanne Kontz. 

Vannak Men, 43, of Lowell, was charged with rape of a child by force, aggravated rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, rape, and assault with intent to rape. The Assistant District Attorney is Rachel Perlman.

 

Bura Phan, 30, of Lowell, was charged with home invasion, masked armed robbery, armed assault in a dwelling, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The Assistant District Attorney is Clarence Brown.

Ezekiel Ramos, 24, of Lowell, was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery with a firearm, carrying a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and being an armed career criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Suzanne Kontz.

Ricardo Rios, 21, of Billerica, was charged with masked armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of 60, and larceny under $1,200. The Assistant District Attorney is Ashlee Mastrangelo.

Luis Rivera-Santiago, 37, of Lowell, was charged with attempting to commit a crime, unarmed burglary, larceny from a building, larceny of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, and leaving the scene of property damage. The Assistant District Attorney is Daniel Harren.

Christopher Sanchez, 21, of Lowell, was charged with assault and battery with a firearm. The Assistant District Attorney is Clarence Brown.

 

Rafael Santana, 28, of Lowell, was charged with carrying  a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon (8 counts), wanton destruction of property, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, use of firearm during a felony, and being an armed career criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Whitney Williams.

 

Pedro Santiago, 27, of Lowell, was charged with assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily injury. The Assistant District Attorney is Kate Cimini.

 

Khamphong Souvannasap, 54, was charged with aggravated rape, kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, and strangulation. The Assistant District Attorney is Emily Jackson.

 

Gerardo Torres, 45, of Lowell, was charged with attempted murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a household or family member. The Assistant District Attorney is Emily Jackson.

Andrew Vazquez, 30, of Lowell, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), witness intimidation, assault and battery on a pregnant person, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a household or family member, assault and battery, and being a habitual criminal.

Malden

 Jonathan Familia, 36, of Chelsea, was charged with home invasion, kidnapping, assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and larceny. The Assistant District Attorney is Rachel Perlman.

Marlborough

Linwood Farmer, 48, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged with unarmed robbery and larceny over $1,200. The Assistant District Attorney is Yashmeen Desai.                

Amber Love, 30, of Indian Island, Maine, was charged with trafficking fentanyl. The Assistant District Attorney is Yashmeen Desai.

 

Mikayah Purnell, 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged with unarmed robbery and larceny over $1,200. The Assistant District Attorney is Yashmeen Desai.

 

Julio Morales, 55, of Marlborough, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14 (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Marisa Tagliareni.

 

Medford

 

Raza Khan, 17, of Medford, was charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a personal injury or death, operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury (2 counts), and being a youthful offender. The Assistant District Attorney is Caitlin Gemmill.

 

Maxary Lafontant, 23, of Everett, was charged with kidnapping, human trafficking, assault and battery (3 counts), and strangulation (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Marisa Tagliareni.

 

Taurean Pearson, 37, of Medford, was charged with possession of ammunition without a license (2 counts), possession of a loaded firearm (2 counts), and being an armed career criminal. The Assistant District Attorney is Wendi Safran.

 

Junior Saint-John, 27, of Malden, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, carrying a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and attempted assault and battery by firearm (5 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Terence Kiernan.

 Joseph Zamy, 22, of Malden, was charged with kidnapping and assault and battery. The Assistant District Attorney is Marisa Tagliareni.

 Natick

 Carl Byron, 63, was charged with improper use of a credit card over $1,200 (3 counts), improper use of a credit card over $250 (5 counts), improper receipt of a credit card (5 counts), and being a common receiver of stolen goods. The Assistant District Attorney is Mary F.P. O’Neill.

Sherborn

Adam Albanese, 42, of Salem, was charged with masked armed robbery with a dangerous weapon (4 counts), conspiracy to commit masked armed robbery, trafficking a derivate of opium (3 counts), trafficking morphine, possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, subsequent offense, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, subsequent offense, and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act. The Assistant District Attorney is Mary F.P. O’Neill.

 

Joseph Graciale, 38, of Swampscott, was charged with masked armed robbery with a dangerous weapon (4 counts), conspiracy to commit masked armed robbery, trafficking a derivate of opium (3 counts), trafficking morphine, possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, subsequent offense, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, subsequent offense, and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act. The Assistant District Attorney is Mary F.P. O’Neill.

 Michael Viola, 55, of Revere, was charged with masked armed robbery with a dangerous weapon (4 counts), conspiracy to commit masked armed robbery, trafficking a derivate of opium (3 counts), trafficking morphine, possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, subsequent offense, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, subsequent offense, and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act. The Assistant District Attorney is Mary F.P. O’Neill.

 Shirley

 Jeffrey Dusti, 62, of Shirley, was charged with possession of a firearm without a license (9 counts), possession of ammunition (8 counts), possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a large capacity firearm, improper storage of a large capacity weapon, and improper storage of a firearm (8 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is William R. Freeman.

 Somerville

 Darvin Ramirez, 28, Everett, was charged with aggravated rape of a child and rape of a child by force. The Assistant District Attorney is Marisa Tagliareni.

 Pernell Saunders, 53, of Boston, was charged with armed robbery, unarmed robbery, and being a habitual offender (2 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Ceara Mahoney.

 Stoneham

 Shabazz Allah, 55, of Boston, was charged with witness intimidation (2 counts), violating a restraining order (4 counts), and threats. The Assistant District Attorney is Carrie Spiros.

 Wakefield

 Diomedes Lugo, 29, of Salem, was charged with trafficking over 10 grams of fentanyl. The Assistant District Attorney is Jacob McCrindle.

 Watertown

 Dominic Davis, 30, of Watertown, was charged with possession of a Class B substance. The Assistant District Attorney is Robert Meltzer.

Akeem Mapp, 29, of Watertown, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, subsequent offense, and possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, subsequent offense. The Assistant District Attorney is Robert Meltzer.

James Paul, 28, of Watertown, was charged with trafficking over 36 grams of cocaine, trafficking over 36 grams of methamphetamine (2 counts), and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance. The Assistant District Attorney is Robert Meltzer.

Woburn

Kenneth Diaz, 40, of Lynn, was charged with trafficking fentanyl. The Assistant District Attorney is Wendi Safran.

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