Mashpee Man Held on Rape, Assault Charges

A Mashpee man is being held without bail at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility following arraignment on rape and domestic assault and battery charges Tuesday morning at Falmouth District Court.

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Mashpee Police Captain Scott W. Carline said that Wesley J. Ryan, 26,  was arrested after a female victim was brought into the police department by a relative shortly after 5 AM on Saturday, January 18. The victim was transported to Falmouth Hospital for treatment.

After an extensive follow-up investigation, Mr. Ryan was charged with rape and domestic assault and battery.

Captain Carline said that the attack occurred in a motor vehicle as it traveled throughout town.

A pretrial detention hearing for Mr. Ryan has been scheduled for Monday at Falmouth District Court.

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