HAMPSTEAD — Police made their latest arrest in a home invasion case in which a woman allegedly was raped by one of the burglars while others raided the home and stole 10 firearms that were later sold at a Lawrence, Mass. garage.
Abraham Depaula, 25, of Haverhill, Mass., was arraigned in 10th Circuit Court, Plaistow Division on Monday for his role in the July 18, 2011 break-in involving four men.
Depaula was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and felonious use of a firearm.
A judge ordered Depaula held on $50,000 cash bail pending his next court date on July 11.
Depaula is accused of taking part in the break-in at a home on Kent Farm Road along with two other Haverhill, Mass. men, Alex Menagerman, and his alleged partner, Angel Sanchez.
They are being held on charges of burglary, aggravated felonious sexual assault and criminal threatening.
A fourth man, Avery Walker, 22, of Haverhill, Mass. is currently serving a state prison sentence for conspiracy to commit burglary.
Prosecutors say that Menagerman, 24, and Sanchez, 32, physically and sexually assaulted people inside the home before stealing 10 guns that were sold at a Lawrence, Mass. garage for $600 and an 8-ball of cocaine.
Menagerman was indicted in February on 16 charges, including aggravated felonious sexual assault for allegedly raping a woman at gunpoint. Sanchez is facing nine charges.
On Thursday, a superior court judge denied lower bail for Menagerman after his lawyers made a bid to have him released pending trial.
Prosecutors revealed in court papers filed in Rockingham County Superior Court that Menagerman, Sanchez and Depaula had been targeting houses for home invasions as a way to make money, and remain under investigation for other unsolved crimes in the Manchester area.
No new charges have been filed against the men in New Hampshire outside of the Rockingham County case.