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Taunton man charged with attempted rape over alleged cemetery attack




William Perez allegedly attacked a woman in Mayflower Hill Cemetery.

Taunton Police have charged a 21-year-old man with attempted rape, kidnapping and other charges in relation to an incident at Mayflower Hill Cemetery on Saturday.

Taunton resident William Perez allegedly attacked a woman in the cemetery shortly before 2.40pm, police said in a news release. He would then have forced her to leave the cemetery with him before fleeing.

First responders took the woman to hospital to treat her injuries, police said. She was later released from the hospital.

Police searched the area around the cemetery with the assistance of Raynham Police and their K-9 unit, police said. After further investigation, police said they identified Perez as the attacker. They arrested him at his home on Sunday.

Perez is due in Taunton District Court on Monday.


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