By Matt Collette, Globe Correspondent
HANOVER -- The man accused of the kidnapping and attempted rape of a 6-year-old allegedly injected the girl with an unknown substance from a hypodermic needle that made her sleepy as he bound her hands with black tape and held her in an apartment filled with chains, ropes, and other trappings of sexual bondage, prosecutors said today.
Prosecutors allege that the man, Justin Shine, 26, was high on cocaine when he snatched the blue-eyed, blond-haired girl Saturday afternoon while she was riding her pink bicycle and wearing a Barbie bike helmet. Shine allegedly lured her into his apartment by promising to show her guinea pigs and gerbils, Assistant Plymouth District Attorney Sharon Donatelle said today during his arraignment in Hingham District Court.
Shine then allegedly shackled her ankles, placed tape over her mouth, and then slit one of his owns wrists as police searched door-by-door in the Hanover Woods apartment complex for the little girl, Donatelle said.
"He told her she was not going to be the one to die here," Donatelle said. "That he was."
The girl either escaped or was let go. Shine pleaded not guilty today to charges of kidnapping, attempted rape, assault and battery, and resisting arrest. He was ordered held without bond pending a dangerousness hearing on July 1.
"No amount of bail could keep the community safe," Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said after the arrangement.
Shine's court-appointed attorney, William Leonard, declined to speak with reporters.
The girl had Shine's blood on her but was not physically injured, Donatelle said in court. Police allegedly found the girl's bicycle and helmet inside Shine's apartment when they arrested him.
Police broke down the door to Shine's apartment and followed a trail of blood to the master bedroom. According to the police report, Shine lunged toward the three police officers, and Officer David J. Zemotel, who wrote the criminal complaint filed in Hingham District Court, struck the suspect in the head with his gun.
"The suspect was momentarily stunned, as we attempted to place him into custody he began to fight and resist us again," Zemotel wrote in the report. "I continued to yell at the suspect to 'Stop resisting' as the fight took us into the master bedroom. Officer Smith, Officer Torino, and I were finally able to subdue the suspect on the floor and place him in handcuffs."
Police handcuffed Shine and took him to the hospital. He had a black eye when he appeared today in court.
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