Fairhaven Man Arrested for Rape, Kidnapping at Riverside Cemetery
FAIRHAVEN — The Fairhaven Police Department reports that officers arrested a man Friday on multiple charges, including rape.
Adam Furtado, 29, whose last known address was in Fairhaven, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery; strangulation; kidnapping; intimidation of a witness; unarmed robbery; and aggravated rape.
At 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, Fairhaven Police responded to Taber Street after being notified for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers encountered a female victim who indicated that she had been held against her will in a tent in a wooded area on Tin Can Island near Riverside Cemetery.
The female victim also reported being assaulted multiple times over the course of two days and that her attacker, identified as Furtado, allegedly stole her belongings and clothing in order to prevent her from leaving. Fairhaven paramedics responded to the scene and ultimately transported the victim to an area hospital to be evaluated.
A short time later, Fairhaven Police located Furtado meeting a taxi in Riverside Cemetery. Furtado was allegedly found in possession of some of the victim's belongings and was taken into custody.
The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Furtado was arraigned today in New Bedford District Court and is being held on $25,000 bail.
— Fairhaven Police