A Boston man is facing charges he raped a female acquaintance inside an MIT building in Cambridge early Tuesday morning, according to MIT Police and the Middlesex district attorney's office.
MIT Police said in an informational notice sent the university community that Jason Reed and the victim were "casually known'' to each other. Police said they found the two people inside Building 2 on Massachusetts Avenue around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday.
The woman told police she twice been raped on the first floor of that building. Reed was initially charged with trespassing, and the two counts of rape were added after police interviewed the woman. Neither Reed nor the victim had any ties to MIT, police said. The arrest was first reported by the Tech, the MIT student newspaper and website.
Reed, 30, was arraigned Tuesday in Cambridge District Court where he pleaded not guilty but was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing set for April 2, a spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. said today.
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