Ed Hopfmann/Daily News staff
Confesor S. Vazquez
By Michelle Laczkoski/Daily News staff
Posted Nov 06, 2008 @ 08:52 PM
A judge ordered a Rhode Island man held on $50,000 cash bail after police accused of him of raping a 14-year-old Bellingham girl.
Confesor S. Vazquez, 58, of Woonsocket, R.I., repeatedly raped the teen at her home in September, and fed a barking dog to quiet it during the attack, police said.
Through an interpreter, Vazquez pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Milford District Court yesterday.
The girl told police she was alone in her Bellingham home when Vazquez came over in early September. Detective Jennifer Gosselin said the two know each other.
"He made small talk and was pacing, looking out windows and locked a side door," according to Detective John McLaughlin's report, filed with court papers. "(She said he) touched her on her shoulders, which made her uncomfortable."
Vazquez checked the windows and doors again, and then sexually assaulted the girl, McLaughlin's report says. At one point, Vazquez fed the family dog to stop it from barking, the girl told police.
During the attack, the girl said Vazquez fondled her, kissed her neck and pushed her shirt and bra to the side.
Police arrested Vazquez Monday after obtaining a warrant. He is charged with assault and battery, four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older, three counts of rape of a child with force and assault with intent to rape a child.
In court yesterday, Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Karlin requested the high bail remain because of the serious charges Vazquez faces.
He also has various aliases, Social Security numbers and ties to Puerto Rico, making him a flight risk, she said.
"He stated he would run" if charges were filed, Karlin told the judge.
An attorney representing Vazquez yesterday said his client has lived in Woonsocket for four years and is the sole provider for his family.
Vazquez, who works as a janitor, is married with a son and stepdaughter, he said.
Defending Vazquez's record, the lawyer said he previously was in trouble with the law for larceny and drugs but nothing related to this case.
He suggested $5,000 cash bail or close monitoring, but Judge Robert Calagione kept the bail at $50,000 cash.
Vazquez, of 490 East School St., Apt. 1R, is entitled to a bail review in Worcester Superior Court, the judge explained.
If he posts bail, Vazquez must stay away from the victim. He is to have no contact with anyone under 16 without adult supervision, wear a global positioning system device and meet with the Probation Department daily.
He is scheduled back in court Nov. 24.