A 40-year-old man has been convicted of assault with intent to rape for an October 2009 attack on a woman in a Massachusetts General Hospital bathroom.
David Flavell was convicted in the Oct. 22, 2009, attack on the 27-year-old woman. He was also convicted of two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery.
Flavell will face enhanced penalties if it's determined that the assault with intent to rape is his second offense.
A brief bench trial will be held later today that will determine whether he is the same David Flavell who was convicted of that offense in 1998 in Essex County, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
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