Crime

2 men arraigned and held without bail in Lynn assault, rape

John Michelin and his attorney, Alicia Andrews, appear during his bail hearing Monday in Lynn District Court. Mark Lorenz / The Daily Item via AP

Darrin Stephens appears in Lynn District Court Monday.

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A judge has ordered two men held without bail after police say they raped and critically injured another man in Lynn.

WBZ-TV reports that 50-year-old Darrin Stephens and 31-year-old John Michelin, both of Lynn, were arraigned Monday in Lynn District Court and held without bail, pending a hearing next week.

Police say they assaulted a 48-year-old man with a baseball bat in an apartment early Sunday morning. They face charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated rape.

Michelin’s attorney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Stephens’ attorney declined to comment because another attorney is taking over the case.

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Police say the victim, who hasn’t been identified, was expected to undergo surgery.

They say it’s unclear if the men knew each other.