Mass. woman charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy

May 29th, 2015 by Staff

Araba, 21, is facing one count of rape of a child.

(WCVB.COM) FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – A Framingham woman was having sex with a 14-year-old boy in her car on the side of an Ashland road when police caught them, a prosecutor said Tuesday in Framingham District Court.

Larissa Araba, 21, admitted she knew the boy was only 14 when Ashland Police questioned her on Saturday at 9:51 pm., prosecutor Susan Harris said during Araba’s arraignment, the MetroWest Daily News reported. 

Officers got a call about a suspicious vehicle parked on Wadsworth Road. When they arrived, they found Araba and the boy in the backseat of the car having sex.

“The police had observed the female’s body pressed against the male,” said Harris. “She had removed her shirt, and her pants were around her knees. The 14-year-old boy was naked.”

The boy told police that he and Araba had met at the Salvation Army in Framingham recently, and they have had sex three or four times before police discovered them on Saturday, the prosecutor said.

Police charged Araba, of 547 Worcester Road, with rape of a child.

Harris asked Judge Cesar Archilla to hold Araba on $10,000 bail. She also asked the judge to revoke Araba’s bail on four open cases against her involving restraining orders and domestic assaults against her mother.

Araba’s lawyer, Christopher Shannon, argued for Araba’s release. He said she was just released from custody last week and placed in the custody of her mother. Araba has complied with an order that she register for outpatient or inpatient psychological treatment, he said.

“Based on the defendant’s mental health history,” Shannon said he wanted Araba held for a mental health evaluation.

Archilla instead revoked Araba’s bail on all four open cases, meaning she will be held without bail for 90 days. He also set her bail at $1,000 on the latest charge. If Araba is released after the 90 days, Archilla ordered her to have no contact with children younger than 16 and to stay away from the victim and the Brandon Academy, a school and treatment center for troubled youth.

Araba is due back in court on June 9 for a pretrial conference.

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