Dorchester Man Charged After Alleged Woods Hole Ferry Rape
FALMOUTH — A Dorchester man was arrested on Cape Cod on Monday in connection to a reported sexual assault on the Woods Hole ferry, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Bruno Sanches DeJesus, 20, has been charged with two counts of rape after the alleged victim, an 18-year-old woman, reported an incident to authorities on June 7.
State Police said that state police patrols and Falmouth Police officers responded to the Steamship Authority in Falmouth just before 5 p.m. on Monday for a reported sexual assault that allegedly occured on the ferry from Martha's Vineyard to Woods Hole.
The alleged victim reported the incident to Falmouth police after the ferry docked at Woods Hole.
Police said the suspect, later identified as Sanches DeJesus, left the dock as a passenger in a commercial box truck, but a state trooper from the Bourne barracks stopped the truck on Route 28 North in Falmouth.
According to police, after an investigation by State Police Troop D and the State Police Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands, troopers charged Sanches DeJesus with two counts of rape.
He was booked at the Bourne barracks and held on $250,000 cash bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Falmouth District Court.