By By Danielle Ameden, DAILY NEWS STAFF
Posted Oct 03, 2008 @ 11:46 PM
The case of a Milford man accused of forcibly raping a female child within his family appears headed for Superior Court.
Isardo Javier Ocasio, 33, of 109 Depot St., appeared in Milford District Court yesterday for his case to be continued to a Nov. 10 probable cause hearing. He was arraigned this summer on three counts of rape of a child with force and six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.
Ocasio posted $10,000 bail on July 3 and was released on special conditions that he remain attached to a global positioning monitor; that he stay away from all youths and coaching; and he not contact the victim and stay away from her school, job, etc.
Police say Ocasio raped and assaulted the young victim, with whom he lived, starting when she was 7 and the family lived in Puerto Rico.
The abuse continued, police say, after the family moved to Milford and the victim was in fourth and fifth grades at Woodland Elementary School.
The acts started as unwanted touching and escalated to sexual molestation "2 or 3 times a week for the 2 years they lived in Milford," according to Milford Police Detective Sgt. Kenneth Kingkade's criminal complaint.
The complaint describes the allegations in detail, including that Ocasio would "forcefully kiss" the victim and molest her.
The victim was interviewed at the Milford Police Station in July by a forensic interviewer with Kingkade and an assistant district attorney present.
During that interview, the girl said Ocasio raped her.
The family returned to Puerto Rico and then moved back to Milford two years later, police said. At that time, the assaults stopped, according to Kingkade.
The alleged victim now lives with her grandmother, Kingkade wrote.
About two years after the abuse ended, the girl told her boyfriend and then a youth group leader in Framingham, who went to the victim's mom, police said. The mother cried, but didn't say anything, Kingkade wrote.
The girl said her mother "forced her to lie" when the Department of Social Services investigated allegations of sexual abuse in the home.
Ocasio told the victim if she said anything about the abuse to her mother, he "would make her mother pay for it," according to the complaint.
The abuse allegedly happened while the mother was at work.
The victim went to police in June, with an uncle, to report past sexual assaults.
While Milford District Court Judge Robert Calagione set Nov. 10 as Ocasio's probable cause hearing, the case is expected to move up to Worcester Superior Court once Ocasio is indicted by a Superior Court grand jury and arraigned. A case involving the rape of a child by force cannot be decided in district court.