Wareham Police Arrest Two for Allegedly Drugging, Raping Victim
WAREHAM — As the result of an investigation conducted by Wareham Police Department detectives concerning a sexual assault incident reported by a female receiving medical treatment in a Boston hospital, a 39-year-old male and a 30-year-old female have been charged with aggravated rape, drugging a person for sexual intercourse, and selling liquor to a person under 21.
The investigation was initiated when the female victim was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked in Morton Park in Plymouth on the morning of Monday, January 8th. She was transported to a Boston area hospital, where she recovered and reported being sexually assaulted while drugged at the Rosewood Motel in Wareham by a couple she met online.
According to the victim, she met the couple at the Plymouth park and was transported to Wareham, where events transpired in the motel room, including drinking and drug use that affected her control of the situation and led to the sexual assault committed by the couple. In an unconscious state, the female victim was transported back to Plymouth and placed into her vehicle during the frigid temperatures, until she was discovered by Plymouth Police in an unresponsive state.
Investigation of the matter by Wareham detectives, assisted by the Plymouth Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Mass. State Police VFAS Unit, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department led to further information and arrest warrants obtained for 39-year-old Michael Botelho of Plymouth and 30-year-old Stephania Cyr of Hull. Botelho was arrested on January 19th at the food court in the Kingston Collections mall, while Ms. Cyr was arrested in Hull on January 18th.
Both are currently being held in custody after being arraigned at Wareham District Court.