MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Medford man was put behind bars, charged in a brutal attack within the Middlesex Fells Reservation, located on borders of several towns north of Boston, including Winchester and Medford. Police said that the 48-year-old woman was walking alone in the area of Leslie Road Trail Head around 8 a.m. Friday morning when a man struck her several times with a rock, sexually assaulted her, and then fled the scene.
Police have stated that the victim is being treated for serious injuries at a Boston hospital and is in stable condition.
According to MSP, state investigators and Winchester Police were able to collect evidence from the crime scene that identified the alleged assailant, locating him at his residence.
Massachusetts State Police issued a statement Friday night that the suspect was identified as 28-year-old Brady McCue of Medford, police arrested him without incident. Police said that McCue was not known to the victim.
McCue was set to be arraigned on Monday in Somerville District Court. McCue has been charged with armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, kidnapping and four counts of aggravated rape in connection with allegedly attacking the victim.
Police said that the case is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Troop A, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and Winchester Police. Medford Police assisted in the case as well, the MSP said.
WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.