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PROSECUTORS DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST MALE ACCUSED OF RAPE AT HYANNIS HOTEL
Wednesday November 30, 2022
ORLEANS ?  According to the Orleans District Court clerk's office, all charges against Daishawn Williams, age 20, of Hyannis, were dropped Tuesday.  In a previous May 2021 statement, Chief Matthew Sonnabend of the Barnstable Police Department told HN that Williams, age 18 at the time, had been arrested during a carefully planned felony, or ?high risk,? May 13th traffic stop.  Williams was reportedly charged with several serious felonies at the time, including one count of Aggravated Rape, two counts of Indecent Assault & Battery on a Person 14-Years-Old or Older, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, an additional count of Assault & Battery, and Larceny from a Building. The charges stemmed from allegations of a rape inside a Hyannis hotel room that had been reported on May 2, 2021.  The following are links to previous HN coverage of the allegations: 1.)  ALLEGATIONS OF ?GANG RAPE? INSIDE HYANNIS HOTEL ROOM? [HN VIDEO]  2.)  Eighteen-year-old Hyannis male arrested for Aggravated Rape? 3.)  Aggravated Rape suspect released into mom's custody? In a previous HN update, on March 10, 2022, one of six charges against Daishawn Williams ended up being dropped. The Aggravated Rape charge was dropped according to the DA's office because the victim requested that the case remain in district court as opposed to Superior Court, where rape cases are heard as a rule. At the time of this update ? 3/17/2022 ? Williams still faces 5 separate charges in district court. Those charges are as follows: 1. Indecent Assault & Battery on a Person 14 or Over? 2. Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon? 3. Assault & Battery? 4. Larceny From a Building? and 5. Indecent Assault & Battery on a Person 14 or Over. The reported reason for the charges being dropped yesterday ?  Tuesday, 11/29/2022 ? was because of the prosecutors citing insufficient evidence. According to a report published yesterday in the Cape Cod Times, the accuser reportedly ?had memory deficiencies and was unable to identify [Williams] in an unequivocal out-of-court identification.  Also, the commonwealth did not know the accuser's whereabouts for a period of time before the trial.?  The Cape Cod Times report continues with the following statement from the district attorney's office: ?All efforts to locate and serve her were [unsuccessful], until this week when she was located in a residential facility off Cape.  Without her testimony, the commonwealth cannot proceed to trial and meet its burden beyond a reasonable doubt??  The bottom line is that all charges against Daishawn Williams in relation to the aforementioned matter have been dropped by the prosecution.  HN NOTE: HN briefly spoke with Tanya, the mother of Daishawn Williams, earlier today in a phone conversation.  We spoke briefly about the charges against her son being dropped.  When asked if their family intended to take court action against the accuser, Tanya did not rule out the possibility of future civil action.  HN twice attempted to call Tanya back earlier this afternoon to see her son wanted to make a statement regarding this matter.  HN was unable to reach Tanya or her son, but will update this story should either want to go on record at a later time.The post PROSECUTORS DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST MALE ACCUSED OF RAPE AT HYANNIS HOTEL first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
FEDS: BARNSTABLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD EXPLOITATION
Tuesday November 29, 2022
BOSTON ? [DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MEDIA STATEMENT]  ?  A Barnstable man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to child exploitation offenses. Atticus J. Bernard, 22, pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, 2022 to two counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Feb. 17, 2023. Bernard was arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2021. He has remained in federal custody. On two separate occasions in November 2019 and October 2020, Bernard sexually exploited two minor girls under the age of five-years-old and who were known to him. Bernard documented the abuse and exploitation and possessed the child sexual abuse material on his cell phone. A search of Bernard's phone in January 2021 revealed numerous photos of Bernard exploiting the minor victims on the reported dates. The charges of sexual exploitation of children each provide for mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New England; Andrew Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Boston Field Office; and Barnstable Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Rollins' Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case. Members of the public who have questions, concerns or information regarding this case should call 617-748-3274. The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the DOJ's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.The post FEDS: BARNSTABLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD EXPLOITATION first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
*** ALERT ***  VEHICLE STOLEN FROM BURGER KING LOT
Tuesday November 29, 2022
[BPD MEDIA STATEMENT ? 11/28/22]  The Barnstable Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating this stolen vehicle.  We are looking for this 2022 Honda Civic, color red, bearing MA plate 1XKL12.  The vehicle was stolen from the Rte 132 Burger King parking lot today and was spotted on Rte 132 at about 11:15am. Any information/sightings, please call 911 if you are in town or 508-775-0812. Thank you in advance. [BPD Photo/HN edits]The post *** ALERT ***  VEHICLE STOLEN FROM BURGER KING LOT first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
Barnstable man pleads guilty to child exploitation offenses
Tuesday November 29, 2022
BARNSTABLE ? A Barnstable man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to child exploitation offenses. Atticus J. Bernard, 22, pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, 2022 to two counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Feb. 17, 2023. [?] The post Barnstable man pleads guilty to child exploitation offenses appeared first on CapeCod.com.
Barnstable Police ask for public's help in location stolen vehicle
Monday November 28, 2022
BARNSTABLE ? The Barnstable Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating this stolen vehicle. They are looking for this 2022 Honda Civic, color red, bearing MA plate 1XKL12. The vehicle was stolen from the Route 132 Burger King parking lot Monday and was spotted on Route 132 at about 11:15 AM. Any [?] The post Barnstable Police ask for public's help in location stolen vehicle appeared first on CapeCod.com.
HN PHOTO: Patrolman gives homeless man a lift?
Monday November 28, 2022
[HN NOTES & MULLINGS ON THE MATTER] On a chilly overnight, several days ago, Barnstable Police were called to check on a homeless man who was cold and had nowhere else to go. He was hanging out on property where he wasn't allowed to stay? and it was too late during the overnight to connect the man with any of the existing cold weather overflow shelter programs. The man was not from the Cape and had just arrived, according to a computer check and sources. The man did not want to move again to another place and officers talked him out of getting locked up for trespassing? and instead gave him a ride back to the lobby at BPD headquarters, a very temporary, brief reprieve from the elements until something better could be figured out? The homeless arriving in Hyannis from other communities, and sometimes from other states, has been a touchy issue for decades. And the people of Hyannis are definitely disproportionately overburdened with our share of services for the downtrodden? much more so than any other local village, where some NIMBY villages have absolutely nothing for the downtrodden. Much to our credit, the people of Hyannis are definitely not the NIMBY-type? but we do have our own poverty, housing issues and limited resources. It has always baffled me why other local villages and communities do not do more to help shoulder the challenges of providing real services for the homeless. Maybe it's because the people of Hyannis have much bigger hearts than the other communities that do not do their share for the downtrodden? And maybe other communities take advantage of our good nature? I've always felt the richer villages and communities, with their gated-type neighborhoods, are all too quick to pass these issues onto the good people of Hyannis. And every year there's the fed-up Hyannis people who always talk about how they are going to someday pack up and leave Hyannis for greener pastures. To some Shangri-la, where there is no homelessness, crime, pain or sorrow. Someplace where the streets are paved with gold. A heavily guarded, totally functional ?NIMBY LAND,? where they will live forever in blind equanimity and bliss? ? a place that has absolutely everything, except for the one thing that makes the Hyannis they left behind bearable and special, the selfless people who roll up their sleeves year-after-year when push comes to shove for those in need. I've found most real Hytonians cannot live very long in some distant, cold NIMBY LAND before missing the real, genuine people back home in Hyannis. But that's just me? We become worn to perfection by the challenges here? where those NIMBY neighborhoods are missing something they'll never quite understand. I actually feel bad for the NIMBYs.  Don't you?   (Top HN photo: Barnstable Police Patrolman Michael Lima gives a homeless man a much needed lift?) P.S. ? Today's Hytown Vignette is brought to you by Three Dog Night? [CLICK IT/CRANK IT!] The post HN PHOTO: Patrolman gives homeless man a lift? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
Falmouth Continues to Question State's Septic System Proposal
Monday November 28, 2022
FALMOUTH ? More objections were made to the state's proposed changes concerning septic system regulations at a recent meeting of the Falmouth Select Board.  Plymouth/Barnstable State Senator Susan Moran spoke about the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's proposal at the board's November 21 meeting.  In an effort to prevent excess nitrogen from polluting estuaries, the [?] The post Falmouth Continues to Question State's Septic System Proposal appeared first on CapeCod.com.
Two injured in West Barnstable crash
Sunday November 27, 2022
WEST BARNSTABLE ? Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in West Barnstable shortly before 3:30 PM Sunday. The crash happened on Route 149 at Osterville/West Barnstable Road. Both victims were transported to Cape Cod Hospital. Barnstable Police are investigating the crash. The post Two injured in West Barnstable crash appeared first on CapeCod.com.
***  WATCH ***  EARLY MORNING SHOTS RING-OUT IN HYANNIS NEIGHBORHOOD
Sunday November 27, 2022
[HN VIDEO NOTES ? HYANNIS, MASSACHUSETTS] 1.) At around 3:00 a.m. this morning, a Barnstable police patrolman was nearby when he heard a number of gunshots in the vicinity of Bearses Way and Hiramar Road. 2.) Upon further investigation, spent shell casings were discovered on Hiramar Road. 3.) Officers began investigating vehicles and activity in the area, leading to three individuals being briefly detained in the area of Fresh Holes Road. 4.) A member of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Crime Scene Investigation Unit documented and collected the spent shell casings.  (Additional shell casings were discovered later on in the morning after the sun came up?) 5.) Officers were unable to find anyone who had been hit by the gunshots and there were no obvious signs of bullet holes in the area. 6.) While investigating the gunshots, a male showed up at the Hiramar scene, in the area of a residence that had a restraining order against him. He was subsequently arrested for allegedly violating that restraining order. At the time of this report, police do not believe the individual arrested had anything to do with the spent shell casings and are currently treating both incidents as being separate and unrelated. 7.) A Barnstable police detective responded to the scene and began working leads with investigating officers. The investigation is active and ongoing? 8.) While officers were committed to working the area of Hiramar Road and Fresh Holes Road, a separate volatile ?rolling? domestic was reported several blocks away in the area of Pitchers Way and Route 28. This caused some officers needing to abandon the shots fired scene in order to deal with the separate domestic disturbance. A male was ultimately taken into custody at the rolling domestic. 9.) Both of the aforementioned separate arrests were made shortly after 3:00 a.m., but neither of those two arrests are believed to be directly related to the shots fired. 10.) HN will provide official updates as they become available.  [DEVELOPING] [HN VIDEO ? PRESS PLAY] P.S. ? Today's Hytown Vignette is brought to you by R.L. Burnside? [CLICK IT/CRANK IT!] The post ***  WATCH ***  EARLY MORNING SHOTS RING-OUT IN HYANNIS NEIGHBORHOOD first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
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