Marine vet faces five rape charges

Pawtucket Times - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

BOS­TON (AP) — A Marines vet­eran has been charged with rap­ing five pros­ti­tutes at gun­point in Bos­ton.

Pros­e­cu­tors say a Suf­folk County grand jury Wednes­day re­turned a 20-count in­dict­ment ac­cus­ing 52-year-old Joseph Losano, of Swamp­scott, of ag­gra­vated rape, as­sault and bat­tery with a dan­ger­ous weapon and other crimes.

Losano was ar­raigned in a Bos­ton court­room Thurs­day. A clerk set a $175,000 cash-only bond and or­dered him to sur­ren­der his pass­port and firearms. He was ar­rested in May for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing two of the women.

Suf­folk County District At­tor­ney Daniel Con­ley called the al­le­ga­tions “chill­ing.” Au­thor­i­ties say Losano met the women un­der the guise of pay­ing money for sex, but in­stead pulled a gun and raped them.

Losano’s lawyer, Arnold Abe­low, says Losano de­nies the al­le­ga­tions. A pre­trial hear­ing is set for July 25.

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