Police: Man used rosary beads to choke rape victim
Sep. 01, 2015
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man released from jail two weeks ago used rosary beads to choke one of two women he's charged with raping within a half hour of each other.
Brockton police tell The Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1XbnEap ) that 38-year-old Roberto Ruffini picked up a woman he knew Sunday and began to drive around looking for drugs.
Prosecutors say Ruffini threatened to kill the woman unless she complied with him, then forced her to perform a sex act, during which he choked her with the beads.
The woman escaped, but about 30 minutes later, prosecutors say Ruffini forced a prostitute to commit a sex act against her will.
When police caught up with Ruffini, he denied having any problems with either woman.
He was held without bail after pleading not guilty Monday.
Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com