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‘I did not wish to die,’ accuser testifies at Victor Pena kidnapping and rape trial

BOSTON – The girl who stated she was kidnapped and raped by Victor Pena after leaving a Boston bar in 2019 took the stand at his trial Wednesday.

The girl was 23 years previous in January 2019 when she went lacking after leaving Hennessy’s bar close to Quincy Market. Pena was seen on surveillance pictures from Congress Avenue along with his arm round her a short while later. She was discovered alive in Pena’s Charlestown condo three days after she went lacking.

On the stand in Suffolk Superior Court docket Wednesday, she recounted in graphic element how she was allegedly kidnapped, raped and held hostage. Pena was not in court docket, however listened in on a stay video feed remotely.

The alleged sufferer instructed jurors concerning the evening she went lacking, saying she had gone to a home celebration, then to Hennessey’s bar. She described herself as “tipsy” on the time after having a couple of drinks. Her final reminiscence of that evening was dancing within the bar.

The subsequent factor she stated she remembered was waking up bare on a mattress in a room she didn’t know the subsequent morning.

“I attempted to rise up and get out,” she instructed the court docket, however “a person’s arm came visiting and stopped me.”

She instructed jurors Pena threatened to kill her a number of occasions Then she stated he raped her.

“I did not wish to die, so I simply let him,” she testified.

The girl stated Pena instructed her he rescued her the evening earlier than, saved her from getting frostbite and talked about eager to have a household collectively.

At one level, the alleged sufferer instructed jurors she tried to get into her bag and seize her keys, however Pena noticed her, threatened her once more, then raped her once more.

A ping from her mobile phone and surveillance video led police to Pena’s condo in Charlestown the place they discovered her three days after she was reported lacking. 

Testimony will proceed Wednesday afternoon.



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