Lawyer Defends Alleged Sexual Assault; Charges Ultimately Dismissed

The lawyer of a man facing charges of sexual assault cast doubt on the charges as his client appeared before a judge last week in Worcester Superior Court, where his bail was reduced and passport returned, as Marlborough Patch.com reports.

“At worst, it’s a late night, alcohol-fueled make-out session gone bad,” Buttle’s lawyer, Frank L. McNamara, Jr., told the Patch. “The record is not mature at the moment.”

As of March 2014, the Commonwealth dismissed the charges and the case came to a close.

A 31 year old resident of Ontario, Canada had been arrested after charges alleging that he assaulted and intended to rape a woman he met at a sexual abuse conference at a Marlborough hotel.

Police responded to the incident after receiving a call from a resident in Northborough, whose home the victim had run to after fleeing from the suspect, said the report.

According to police, the victim and the defendant had met earlier in the day at a trade show that was held in Marlborough, where the defendant was staying at the Best Western. Marlborough police assisted in the investigation.

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