Bail has been set for a Pembroke man charged with aggravated rape and kidnapping for allegedly driving a woman around in his vehicle against her will and then allegedly raping her in a wooded section of Hanson.
Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney Russ Eonas says they had requested that 49-year-old Anthony Vega be held on $50,000 cash bail, After the bail hearing in Plymouth District Court on Friday a judge set bail at $25,000 cash bail.
Police say Anthony Vega offered a ride to the victim, a 34-year-old woman, who was able to escape and eventually got a ride to the Hanover Police station. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. She was able to tell detectives in Pembroke and Hanover the name of her attacker and his license plate number, which she had written on her hand before she escaped. Vega was arrested at a hospital in Brockton where he was being treated for an unspecified illness.
Vega’s attorney, David Nagle, said that as of Friday afternoon he believed that Vega had not posted bail.
“It appears from all the discovery we have received that it’s to some extent still an ongoing investigation and the government faces real challenges,” said Nagle.
Vega is due back in court on August 27 for a probable cause hearing.