|Man arraigned in Framingham on child rape charge||September 8, 2017|
|Jim Haddadin 617-863-7144||Metrowest Daily News|
Octaviano Boche is accused of raping a boy who is known to him, multiple times over a three-year period. He was also ordered deported five times.
FRAMINGHAM - A repeat deportee accused of repeatedly raping a teenage boy over several years will continue to be held on $100,000 cash bail following his arrest at a Texas airport last month.
Federal authorities took Octaviano Boche, 48, of 9 Summit St., into custody on Aug. 23 as he prepared to board a plane at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to return to his native Guatemala.
According to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Boche is an undocumented immigrant, and has been ordered deported five times.
During an arraignment Friday in Framingham District Court, Assistant Middlesex District Attorney Thomas Brant said Boche fled the state after learning Framingham police had launched an investigation into the rape allegations two days earlier. Police had also issued a warrant for Boche's arrest.
Judge Jennifer Stark granted the prosecutor's request to set bail at $100,000, based the severity of the alleged crime, his past history of convictions and court defaults and prior deportations.
Brant said prosecutors intend to present charges of child rape and aggravated rape of a minor to a grand jury. The latter charge carries a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence, he said.
A not guilty plea was entered on Boche's behalf. His court-appointed lawyer, Michael Garry, asked Stark to set bail at $2,000, an amount Garry said his client's family could afford. He said Boche's previous failures to appear in court were "due to forces that were more or less outside of his control."
"He understands the severity," Garry said. "He's asking your honor to consider that $2,000 bail."
Stark also revoked Boche's bail on two past criminal cases that remain open, and ordered Boche to stay away from, and have no contact with, the alleged victim in the case. He must also wear a GPS monitoring device if he is released.
Framingham police said previously that Boche raped a boy who was known to him. The rapes occurred multiple times between March and August 2017, according to a redacted copy of a probable cause statement filed in Framingham District Court.
During an interview with Framingham Police, the victim said that Boche had performed oral sex on him at least one time. The victim was 14 years old at the time.
"Once Octavio had finished...(Boche) offered him $200 to $300 to not tell anyone what they had done," the redacted probable cause statement reads. "Octavio told him that he could not tell anyone about what they had been doing because he (Octavio) would get into a lot of trouble."
Members of the Massachusetts State Police violent fugitive apprehension unit began assisting the Framingham Police Department on Aug. 23 in an effort to find Boche.
Authorities contacted the Boston Customs and Border Protection Office and learned Boche was boarding a flight in Texas.
Members of the Middlesex Sheriff's Office Warrant Apprehension Unit brought Boche back to the state on Thursday.
Authorities said Boche has been arrested several times in the past, and has used other aliases. His past charges include a 2012 arrest for allegedly operating under the influence of alcohol, and another OUI charge, fourth or greater offense, in 2016.
He is next due to appear in court on Sept. 27 for a probable cause hearing.
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