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Abington Man Arraigned On Rape Charge

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – An Abington man has been arraigned on a rape charge, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced.

Today, Richard Curtain, 28, of Abington, was arraigned on one count of rape in Brockton Superior Court. Curtain pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Commonwealth requested that Curtain be held on $50,000 cash bail, with the conditions that if he makes bail he wear a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet and stay away and have no contact with the victim in this case. Bail was set at $7,500 with the conditions that Curtain have no contact with the victim, surrender his passport and remain on base at Fort Drum, unless he is ordered elsewhere by the military.

In June, 2020, an adult female victim contacted Abington Police to report Curtain had raped her in July, 2014. Abington Police contacted the Massachusetts State Police in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. As a result of the investigation, on September 11, a Plymouth County Grand Jury indicted Curtain and an arrest warrant issued. Curtain was located at a U.S. Army base in New York and placed under arrest by authorities there. Curtain waived rendition and State Police returned him to Massachusetts yesterday.

The investigation is ongoing and Curtain is next scheduled to be in court on November 12.          

Assistant District Attorneys Jennifer Sprague and Amanda Fowle are prosecuting the case, which was investigated by Abington Police and Massachusetts State Police.

October 1, 2020