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Details emerge about accused rapist after court appearance

ELLSWORTH - New details have emerged regarding a Whiting man who eluded police capture for three days. The man now faces multiple charges, including gross sexual assault.

An alleged rapist who became the subject of a police search made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon in Hancock County.


Robert Boggia, 32, of Whiting is currently being held at the Washington County Jail, but appeared in a courtroom in Ellsworth via video connection.


Boggia faces multiple charges, including gross sexual assault, domestic violence and robbery.


According to the police affidavit, the victim said Boggia had been following her and abusing her for months after she said she did not want to be in a relationship with him.


In the affidavit, the victim stated Boggia repeatedly threatened her and her family, at one point saying he would hit her so hard her children wouldn't have a mother.


The victim also claimed Boggia forced himself on her in her apartment.


The affidavit states the victim was so afraid of Boggia that she fled the state with her two children.


Boggia's criminal history also shows previous convictions for domestic violence and assault charges.


Boggia eluded police for three days, but with tips from the public, State Police found and arrested him in the Trescott section of Lubec Friday.


In court Tuesday, Judge John Lucy set Boggia's bail at $50,000 cash.


"The court will approve the agreed conditions here. $50,000 cash, no contact with the named victim or her children. Mr. Boggia is not to leave the state of Maine," said Judge John Lucy, of the Hancock County Superior Court.


Boggia is also not allowed to use or possess dangerous weapons.


Boggia's next court appearance will be April 17.

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