Deval Patrick’s Brother-In-Law Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charges
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) _ The brother-in-law of former Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is facing sexual assault charges.
Bernard Sigh was arraigned Monday on charges of assault to rape and assault and battery on a household member. The 65-year-old Milton resident is being held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society scheduled for Thursday.
According to court documents in the case first reported by WCVB-TV, the woman told investigators she found Sigh hiding in a closet in her apartment on Saturday wearing only his underwear. She went to a hospital the next morning.
Sigh pleaded guilty to spousal rape in 1993 while living in California and served jail time.
A spokesman for the former governor said he had no comment. Sigh's lawyer could not immediately be reached.