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Alleged failed East Boston kidnapper was wearing a GPS device because a judge had let him out of jail while he awaited trial on child-rape charges, DA says

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.

Innocent, etc.

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Why isn't the judge who let this obviously dangerous man out to cause further harm named and being held accountable?

These judges need to be held accountable. According to the article, this (for lack of a better term) sick animal had prior child rape CONVICTION (not accusation). He violated his probation, which was part of his punishment for that child rape CONVICTION and picked up new child sexual assault related charges, while on probation.

These judges treat probation violations as a chance to say "I thought we warned you? Well, I will warn you again, now get out of here silly, you are hereby re-probated, on double secret probation"

Charge this judge as an accessory, along with all the other judges who allow obviously dangerous people back on the streets while the wheels of justice grind by as slow as possible because the courts are so backlogged. Once the 1st judge is charged, others will see that letting dangerous people back on the street is not in the best interest of anyone, most importantly their innocent victims.

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Judges uphold the rule of law. Speak to the lawmakers if you don't like the laws that are being followed.

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Judges put their own (opinionated) spin on the "rule of law" every day, that is why there are higher courts with more judges involved to weigh in on "bigger" cases.

Unfortunately, this (unnamed and unaccountable) judge's poor decision/judgement of character/personal opinions of the criminal justice system made them choose to let this dangerous person roam free despite their previous actions. The judge who released this person when they could have very reasonably ordered him to be held until trial should have to stand trial with this person as an accomplice in their crime.

If you believe every judge would have let this uncontrollable animal back on the streets with his very recent record of not following orders delivered by the court, you won't be convinced no matter what I say.

Hold judges accountable and they will start choosing to hold dangerous people more often, I guarantee it. They don't want the liability.

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We don't know the exact circumstances of the accused suspect's existing cases, since there isn't a journalist in every courtroom to report on every single court case. We don't know what issues and considerations were weighed, we don't even know if the prosecution opposed his release. I'm just not willing to draw broad conclusions and make condemnations without more specific information.

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since there isn't a journalist in every courtroom to report on every single court case

If only there were some kind of technology that would allow judges to document the issues and considerations behind their decisions for people to read later from afar, without relying on for-profit media concerns to decide which cases are worth covering and how to shade that coverage in a manner consistent with their editorial agendas.

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But here's the problem in Massachusetts with a court system that in some ways is stuck in the 20th century: Although there is online access to the court docket system, you cannot look up documents in criminal cases without a docket number, but you can only get a docket number in person, by going down to a courthouse. For some reason, perhaps to avoid the sort of reputation-ruiner Web sites you see in other states, I don't know, the online court-records system is set up so that you can't simply look up somebody's name in criminal cases over the Web if you're just some schlub or reporter (or both).

So when an intrepid reporter gets a press release in the evening from the DA's office about a case like this, there's not much he or she can do to find something like the judge's name or ruling (well, a truly intrepid reporter would have become friends with somebody who has login-access to the records system, who could look up the docket number, but that gets back to the issue of newsrooms being decimated and not having enough staff to cover everything).

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... Middlesex prosecutors opposed his release.

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You got me, I missed that detail.

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Could you please clarify where you found the information about the prior rape "CONVICTIONS"?

I'm not seeing that.

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You added an S.

From the article if you scroll up...

"His indictment came after he was arrested in April of that year on charges he violated probation for an earlier child-rape conviction."

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Must feel good to find someone who screwed up more than you.

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Unacceptable.

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Why wasn't he arrested right away on July 7 when the GPS device detected he violated the conditions of his house arrest?

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Start operating your own vigilante group until you are arrested.

Maybe he had an excellent lawyer who had more than an hour to prepare the case like a public defender. Find out more about the case before spewing Judge judginess and then make a less ranting comment with more content. I like to vent about criminals, too.
But it doesn't move the ball to the goal line just bitching at the ref.

Yay, SPORTS!

I think you are also asking the wrong people.
Write a letter. Get on the phone.
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I was curious about which "Lowell suburb" Korey David lived in, having sometimes lived in that area myself. All the stories I found said he lived in Lowell itself. I did discover that Korey David is a surprisingly common name.

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Lowell Sun reported that he lived in Dracut when arrested back in 2019

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Google didn't give me any results with Lowell Sun and his name.

Google be useless, at least for me.

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A prior conviction is not enough of a reason,?
We will probably never find out what the judge was thinking, they are almost untouchable and don't seem to have to answer to anyone.

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Great question posed above re: ankle bracelet.

Does anyone know why alarms don't go off, and people get tossed back into jail for roaming outside their time & location restrictions?

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