New Bedford, MA (WLNE) – Man arrested on suspicion of a crime New Bedford Cold Case Rape He is due to appear in court on Tuesday.
Dylan Ponte, 28, was arrested last month after testing a decade-old rape bag, Bristol County Prosecutor’s Office Thomas Quinn said.
east bridge charged last week Two counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault and bodily harm to a person over 14, and one count of intimidation of witnesses.
In 2012, the victim had been drinking with Ponte near the Hayden-McFadden school, according to the district attorney’s office.
The victim also told police she was in a coma and woke up outside a friend’s house with multiple bruises.
She submitted a rape kit, one of more than 1,100 untested in Bristol County.
In May, a rape kit related to the case was tested and matched the DNA of Dylan Ponte, who had previously been arrested, according to Quinn’s office.
He was also convicted of a misdemeanor domestic battery charging in Florida.