SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – The man arrested in connection to a brutal attack and sexual assault at the Middlesex Fells Reservation has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation for competency and criminal responsibility.
Over the weekend, police arrested 28-year-old Brady McCue of Medford for allegedly hitting a woman several times with a rock, sexually assaulting her and then fleeing the scene. McCue was arrested Friday at his home in Medford and claimed to not know the victim, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
On Monday, McCue pleaded not guilty to several charges including armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, kidnapping and four counts of aggravated rape.
Police said the 48-year-old woman was walking alone in the area of Leslie Road Trail Head around 8:00 a.m. on Friday when the incident occurred. The woman was taken to a Boston hospital where she remains in stable condition. Investigators said they found evidence at the scene that helped identify McCue.