Southborough man charged with rape of child, assault and battery
Southborough – The Southborough Police Department released this statement this morning:
On Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at approximately 1900 hours, Officers of the Southborough Police Department received a complaint of sexual assaults that had been occurring within the Town of Southborough.
Through the investigation it was determined that Robert Cerqua of 9 Foley Drive, Southborough, was the suspect involved in the sexual assaults.
The Southborough Police Department Detective Division sent officers to Cerqua's residence to make an arrest. It was determined that Cerqua was tipped off in regards to the investigation and was fleeing. This information was released to all law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth.
During the investigation it was determined that Cerqua was located at a motel in Albany, New York. On February 11th, 2014 at approximately 0015 hours, Cerqua was taken into custody without incident in New York State.
Cerqua is currently being held in a lock up facility in New York State on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant and is awaiting extradition to face charges in the Commonwealth.
At this current time Cerqua is being charged with the following: 2 counts of Rape of a Child, Statutory, Aggravated- 2 counts Indecent A&B on a Person 14 or over- 1 count of Dissemination of Matter Harmful to Minors.
Chief Jeffrey Roy commends the quick response and professional actions of the first responding officers, William Woodford and Detective Sean McCarthy. Follow-up investigation by Det. Sean McCarthy and a great cooperative effort by area law enforcement, the Worcester District Attorney's Office, along with the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, brought this incident to a quick conclusion.
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