Judge Finds New Bedford Rape Suspect a Danger; Releases Him
NEW BEDFORD — Early on Sunday, police arrested a New Bedford man on charges of two counts of rape and sexual conduct for a fee.
The man is identified as Hector J. Mejias, 23, of Bluefield Street.
The district attorney's office requested that he be held without bail and sought a dangerousness hearing, which was held Wednesday.
Judge Edward F. X. Lynch found Mejias a danger but released him on $1,000 cash bail, ordered him to wear a GPS monitoring device, placed him on a curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and ordered him to have no contact with the victim.
Mejias made bail and is free. A probable cause hearing is set for Nov. 16.
New Bedford Police Department