The Charlestown man accused of kidnapping and raping a 23-year-old Boston woman after she left Hennessy’s bar is facing seven new charges of aggravated rape.
Victor Pena, 38, is scheduled to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on March 20 on one count of kidnapping and 10 counts of aggravated rape due to indictments handed down Thursday by a Suffolk County grand jury. The case has been moved from Charlestown Municipal Court due to the indictments, according to an email from Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Pena was originally accused of kidnapping after the woman was found alive in his apartment on Jan. 22, three days after she was reported missing. Boston.com is no longer naming the woman because she is the survivor of a violent crime at the request of the district attorney’s office.
Pena appeared in court for the initial kidnapping charge on Jan. 23, when he was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital.
On March 1, he picked up three aggravated rape charges in addition to the kidnapping charge. He was deemed competent to stand trial at that time and was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.