Chilmark man arraigned on rape charge

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A Chilmark man has has been charged with rape of a child with force, aggravated statutory rape, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, among other charges. 

Wayne V. Iacono, Jr., 30, was arraigned in Edgartown District Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to all charges. His attorney, Charlie Morano, waived the reading. Iacono posted $25,000 bail. Iacono’s arrest was the result of a four-day investigation by Chilmark Police and Massachusetts State Police, according to a release. Other charges cited in the release included furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor and enticement of a child under 16. 

Details behind the charges remain unclear, including when the crimes allegedly occurred. 

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  1. The MV Times removes the Comment feature for certain categories of stories for strange reasons.
    If ever there was a reason to remove it, in the alleged victims interest, this would seem to be the example.
    The public interest obligation was served by publishing these facts.
    Now please consider closing this feature until final resolution.

  2. And in the interest of the accused. One of the charges is that he used force. I’ve known Vinnie since he was a toddler and I find it extremely unlikely that he forced anyone.

    • In the interest if everyone who is a 14/15 year old girl: it is extremely unlikely that a 30 year old man who is paying attention to you and buying you alcohol wants anything from you other than sex. Predators come in all shapes and sizes and demeanors.

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