A man charged with attacking and trying to kidnap an East Boston woman only recently moved to the neighborhood from a Lowell suburb as he awaits trial on multiple child-rape charges and where a judge agreed to let him move to East Boston as long as he agreed to stay at home, which he didn't, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
At his arraignment today, East Boston Municipal Court Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons ordered Korey David, 21, held without bail at least until a dangerousness hearing she scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, on his new charges of kidnapping, assault and battery and witness intimidation, according to the DA's office.
Prosecutors say David disregarded his home-arrest order, leaving his Chelsea Street home at least twice: Once early on July 7, when he allegedly tried grabbing the woman around the corner at Bremen and Porter streets, and again on July 9, when police officers spotted him outside his apartment, wearing a shirt similar to the one worn by the woman's attacker and then arrested him.
According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's office, David was indicted in 2019, when he was then 19, on two counts of forcible rape of a child, three counts of rape of a child, five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 for incidents in Lowell. His indictment came after he was arrested in April of that year on charges he violated probation for an earlier child-rape conviction.
According to the Suffolk County DA's office, a Middlesex Superior Court judge agreed to release David to home arrest, over the objections of Middlesex prosecutors, in February of this year. In May, the judge agreed to let him move from Lowell to Chelsea Street in East Boston, with the condition he wear an ankle GPS device and not leave his house.
The DA's office says data from the device, noticeable on surveillance video of the scene at Bremen and Porter streets, placed him at the scene of the attack - which only ended when a man walking by noticed what was happening and began moving toward David and the woman.