Christopher Aldrich, 28, was arraigned on February 21, 2023 for the June 18, 2013 rape of a 22-year-old woman in Acton, Massachusetts. The woman was using the telephone at the South Acton Commuter Rail when she was approached by her attacker, who threatened her and raped her at knifepoint.
The woman attended at a hospital after the attack, and a DNA profile of the suspect was developed from the victim’s Sexual Assault Kit. There were no hits in law enforcement databases.
The FGG investigation was conducted by Parabon Nanolabs in partnership with the Acton Police Department, beginning in 2021. The initial confirmation was made when Aldrich’s vehicle struck a utility pole; police who attended the accident seized several items, including a bottle of Fireball, from his vehicle.
Aldrich is facing charges of aggravated rape in Concord District Court. He was found to be dangerous, and ordered held without bail.
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