A man who is already facing multiple child rape charges was held without bail Monday after he allegedly grabbed a woman and tried to drag her away in East Boston last week, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement.
Korey David, 21, of East Boston, was arraigned Monday in the East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court on charges of kidnapping, assault and battery, and witness intimidation linked to an incident on July 7, the statement said. He is being held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Wednesday.
The woman was walking to work under the Callahan Tunnel approach road at 4 a.m. when David allegedly grabbed her by the waist, pulled her away, and told her to “Come with me,” Assistant District Attorney Bader Abu-Eid said at the arraignment, according to the statement. David “forcibly prevented” the woman from calling for help on her cellphone, then fled the scene once another man approached them, Abu-Eid said.