07 Feb 2018
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
POLICE arrested a deliveryman and a commercial cleaner who are accused of raping a 52-year-old woman.
Jaime Always, 46, and Weiner Sony, 28, were charged with sexual assault in the first degree and appeared on Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Joseph N. Camacho who imposed a $30,000 cash bail on both defendants.
Assistant Attorney General Charles Lee appeared for the government while Assistant Public Defender Heather Zona represented Always. The court will appoint a private attorney for Sony.
After the hearing, Always and Sony were remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections and were ordered to return to court on Feb. 12 for a preliminary hearing and on Feb. 26 for arraignment.
Police said that on Feb. 4, at 3:15 p.m., they responded to a reported sexual-assault incident.
The victim told police that, while she did know the two men, they had sexual intercourse with her without her consent. Police found the two defendants still sleeping in the resident where the alleged incident occurred.
The victim said she used the phone at a nearby restaurant to call the police. An employee of the restaurant told police that the victim looked frightened and was shaking.
Both suspects admitted having sex with the victim, but told police that it was consensual.
In other news
Bryan Patterson, 25, appeared in the courtroom of Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio on Tuesday to answer charges of assault and battery, and disturbing the peace. The judge imposed a $10,000 bail on the defendant who was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections.
Police said Patterson on Sunday, Feb. 4, punched his wife 10 times in the head.
Police added that the couple’s daughter also informed them that she saw her father punching her mother with a closed fist more than two times. The victim has three minor children, 6 to 10 years old.
The victim told police that Patterson began harassing her over the fact that no one ate the food he prepared on Saturday morning. The victim said they attended a family gathering to celebrate a niece’s birthday, and this was the reason the meal cooked by Patterson remained uneaten.
Police said Patterson admitted punching and slapping his wife because he was mad at her.
At the hearing on Tuesday, the Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Patterson while Assistant Attorney General Robert C. Lee appeared for the government.
The defendant will return to court on Feb. 14 for a preliminary hearing, and on Feb. 26 for arraignment.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/102066-2-men-arrested-on-rape-charge