Cambridge Man Arraigned On Armed Home Invasion, Rape Charges
CAMBRIDGE- A Cambridge man has been arraigned on armed home invasion and rape charges in connection with an August 26 home invasion in Cambridge, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.
Marcos Colono, 32, of Cambridge was arrested early this morning and arraigned today on charges of armed home invasion, armed assault to murder, aggravated rape of a child. Cambridge District Court Judge Sragow ordered Colono held on $1 million cash bail with the conditions that he have no contact with victims or witnesses, no contact with children under the age of 16, no employment or volunteer work with children under the age of 16 and must wear a GPS bracelet.
His next court date is November 9 for a probable cause hearing.
“We allege that this defendant committed a brutal, horrific crime, putting an entire community in fear,” District Attorney Leone said. “I commend the great collaborative work between Cambridge Police and Boston Police, who tirelessly worked to identify the person responsible for invading this home and so viciously violating its inhabitants.”
According to authorities, on August 26 at approximately 1:00am, Cambridge Police and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office responded to reports of a home invasion by an unknown assailant on Pearl Street in Cambridge. Upon arrival, authorities observed the two victims, suffering from evident stab wounds. Both victims were transported to the hospital. It is alleged that the defendant entered the home and attacked the victims, a father and son. The defendant is alleged to have raped the son, aged 11, as well as stabbed the father, age 53, several times, before he fled.
The defendant was identified from a bloody hand print located at the crime scene that was compared to known prints from a 1998 Boston arrest of the defendant. There then was a case to case link between the Cambridge crime scene and one in Brighton that was made on the CODIS system, which is a is a DNA database funded by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that stores DNA profiles created by federal, state, and local crime laboratories in the United States, with the ability to search the database to assist in the identification of suspects in crimes.
Further physical evidence was found at the scene which links the defendant to the crime.
This case was investigated by Cambridge Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in collaboration with Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
These charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Katharine Folger. The victim witness advocate are Susie Marshall and Nicole St. Pierre. The Child Interview Specialist is Katie Nugent.