FRAMINGHAM – A Middlesex County grand jury indicted a Framingham man, on six counts of chuld rape last month, announced the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office this week.
Indicted was Marcelo Moura, 53, of Framingham. The charges are aggravated rape of a child (3 counts) and rape of a child by force (3 counts).
The case is being prosecuted by Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney is Rachel Perlman.
Framingham Police arrested Moura in June 2017. He was arraigned and held on $100,000 bail by Judge David Cunis. He was ordered to surrender his passport, to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet, to stay away from victims and witnesses and to have no contact with children under the age of 18.
Also in June “ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officers placed an immigration detainer on Marcelo Gusmao De Castro Moura, from Brazil, with the Framingham, Mass., Police Department, following his arrest on local felony charges. Moura entered the U.S. lawfully in 2015 but has overstayed his lawful visit by nearly two years. An immigration detainer is a request that Moura be turned over to ICE if he’s released from local custody, rather than releasing him to the streets,” said Shawn Neudauer, ICE spokesman for New England.
According to court reports, Framingham Police began an investigation after the mother of one of the girls called police on June 24.
The caller told police her daughter and another girl were headed to the carnival in downtown Framingham, when they were approached by Moura.
According to the court report, the two girls, under the age of 16, went to an apartment with Moura. At the apartment Moura, according to the girls, showed them a sexual video on his cellphone. The report states the girls told police Moura raped them.
Editor’s Note: Under Massachusetts law, rape charges do not appear in the public police log, and few details are made public on the cases, even in the court reports.
Photo courtesy of Framingham Police