A man from Rockport, Massachusetts, has been charged with rape and released on $25,000 bail after a “dangerousness” assessment hearing. Michaels S. Burbank has been ordered to have no contact with his victim, to undergo random alcohol and drug testing, and to wear a location tracking bracelet.
Rockport police arrested Burbank in the early morning hours of October 23rd after receiving a call from the victim who claimed that Burbank had sexually assaulted her in her bed in her Granite Street home.
“According to police, at approximately 1:34 a.m. Saturday, Burbank entered the woman’s home, went upstairs into her bedroom, and began kissing her and engaging in a sex act as she slept in a bed she was sharing at the time with an Essex man.”
The victim told police that, at first, she thought she was being kissed by the man who was lying in bed with her. After she awoke, the victim reportedly saw Burbank standing over her. He allegedly asked her to come downstairs. When the victim asked Burbank what he was doing, he “left the room and yelled ‘sorry’ before leaving the house.”
At that point, the victim woke the man who was sleeping in bed with her and asked him if he had seen Burbank. The man said he thought the intruder was a “drunken friend.”
Police say that Burbank was “argumentative” while he was being removed from his house. “He repeatedly told the officers he was ‘invited over’ to the victim’s home and that his arrest was ‘unbelievable.’” Burbank reportedly told police that the victim had given him an “open invitation” to her house.
Gloucester Times (10/26/2010)
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– Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger