Friday, Wellesley police were looking for a 54-year-old man they wanted to question about the rape of a child. Monday, he was arraigned.
After Mariano Pereyra of Boston became aware that he was being sought by police, who obtained a warrant for his arrest on Friday, he agreed to turn himself in with the assistance of counsel, according to a press release (below).
He was arraigned in court, with bail set at $7,500, and charged on on multiple counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, rape of a child and aggravated rape. These charges all involve the same victim, who police say was known to Pereyra.
Wellesley Police Department issued the following press release:
On Monday, December 12, 2012 Mariano Pereyra of Boston, a 54 year old male party wanted by the Wellesley Police Department, on multiple counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, rape of a child and aggravated rape was arraigned in Dedham District Court.
Investigators from the Wellesley Police Department obtained a warrant for Pereyra’s arrest on Friday, December 7, 2012. Pereyra became aware that the police were attempting to locate him and that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Pereyra agreed to turn himself in on Monday December 12, 2012 with the assistance of counsel.
All of the crimes involved the same victim who was known to Pereyra. Subsequent to Pereyra’s arraignment in Dedham District Court bail was set at $7,500.00.
There are no further details available for release at this time due to the sensitive nature of this case involving a child.