Victor Pena of Charlestown was ordered held without bail today pending a dangerousness hearing on March 15, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA has filed additional charges against Pena, 38, but Charlestown Municipal Court Judge Lawrence McCormack sealed the paperwork for now, at a hearing that followed Pena's stay at Bridgewater for observation following his arrest last month. WBZ reported the new charges are three counts of aggravated rape.
Pena is charged with forcing a woman who had exited Hennessy's on Union Street on Jan. 19 to come with him on the Orange Line to Community College, where he allegedly then forced her to walk to his apartment in the Bunker Hill development. Using witness statements, surveillance video and phone records, authorities traced the two to his apartment, where they found found the woman alive and physically unharmed.
At the time of his arrest, police had said they were investigating whether Pena might be involved in any similar cases.
At the dangerousness hearing, a judge will determine whether Pena can have bail set or whether he poses an immediate threat to the public and should be held for up to two months.
The hearing came as a Dorchester family grieves the loss of Jassy Correia, 23, whom police say was abducted after she left Venu on Warrenton Street early Sunday.
A Providence man was arrested yesterday for kidnapping her after he was stopped on I-95 in Delaware, with, police say, Correia's body in his trunk. WPRI reports Providence authorities so far formally plan to charge him with kidnapping, refusal to report a death with intent to conceal and mutilation of a dead body.