The man accused in the kidnapping, strangling, and rape of a 64 year-old Asian woman in Quincy Massachusetts earlier this month has been held without bail.
On Wednesday, a judge ruled that Christian M. Lynch, 26, was too risky to be released. The Nov. 12 incidentThe community is now afraid for their safety.
The victim’s ordeal began at the Wollaston MBTA station shortly after 7 a.m. when she was abducted and driven to an apartment on East Elm Avenue. According to prosecutors, she was then bound, strangled, and sexually assaulted over the next 11 hours.
“He beat her to the point where her dentures fell out. He then handcuffed both her wrists and her feet and duct-taped her mouth,” Beth McLaughlin of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office Telled The judge.
The victim was taken to Westgate Mall in Brockton at 6 p.m. A passerby heard her screaming and dialled 911.
Lynch was reportedly shopping for cleaning supplies and a mattress after the attack. He was arrested at a convenience shop near his home the following day.
Lynch, who claimed that the encounter took place Consensualtold police that he was “tired of swiping” on dating apps. He also said “this is me going out into the world getting a date.”
Surveillance video reportedly Shows Lynch forced the victim into Lynch’s car at the moment. Lynch allegedly also targeted another Asian woman before the kidnapping. She managed to flee, but has not yet contacted authorities.
Lynch was previously arraigned for rape and kidnapping, strangulation, assault and battery against a person 60 years or older. Lynch was also charged in connection to the previous attack with attempted kidnapping and assault by the intent to commit rape, as well as exposing his body to a woman at the Nickerson Rock hiking trails last month.
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