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Migrant charged with raping teen at Rockland hotel being used as shelter

Migrant charged with raping teen at Rockland hotel
Migrant charged with raping teen at Rockland hotel 02:08

ROCKLAND - A man was arrested and charged with child rape at a hotel in Rockland being used to house migrants.

Cory Alvarez, 26, was arraigned Thursday on one count of aggravated rape of a child. He's being held without bail pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing next week. Alvarez's defense attorney said he came here from Haiti and is part of the migrant system.  

Cory Alvarez Plymouth County District Attorney's Office

It happened Wednesday evening at the Comfort Inn on Hingham Street. The Plymouth County District Attorney said Alvarez and the victim both lived there. 

Police said the person working at the front desk called 911 to report a disabled 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted. The victim, who speaks French Creole, told police through translators that Alvarez raped her in his room while she was getting help with an app on her tablet. She told police she told Alvarez to leave her alone but he didn't stop.  

Comfort Inn in Rockland, Massachusetts. CBS Boston

The girl was taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment. 

"I am absolutely appalled by the incident that took place in Rockland today. Above all, my heartfelt sympathies extend to the young girl who has reportedly been subjected to abuse. The Commonwealth has failed this young girl," said State Rep. David DeCoste (R-Norwell) in a statement.

Alvarez was ordered to surrender his passport and have no contact with the girl while in custody.  

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