Dublin man visiting Boston for St. Patrick's weekend faces rape charges

A 37-year-old Dublin man visiting Boston for the St. Patrick's Day weekend with other members of the Dublin Fire Brigade has been charged with raping a woman at a downtown hotel last Friday. Terrence Crosbie was ordered held on $100,000 bail in a Boston courtroom. Prosecutors say he was arrested on Saturday evening as he attempted to fly home to Ireland after he was interviewed about the incident by police on Saturday.

According to District Attorney Kevin Hayden's office, Crosbie is a member of the Fire Brigade and arrived in Boston on Thursday. The victim in the case, a 28 year-old woman, told authorities she was raped by Crosbie at the Omni Parker House hotel on Friday morning. Hayden's office said the victim and Crosbie were observed at the Black Rose, the popular Irish pub in the Faneuil Hall area on video surveillance obtained by police detectives. 

According to an account from Hayden's office: "Police learned that Crosbie had flown to Boston from Ireland earlier Thursday with other members of the Brigade and that he was scheduled to leave on Tuesday.  After being interviewed by police on Saturday, Crosbie booked a flight for 10:10 p.m. that night, days before his scheduled departure date.  At the airport, Crosbie boarded an even earlier flight, departing at around 7 p.m.  State police stopped the plane on the Logan tarmac and removed Crosbie."

Crosbie is due back in court for a hearing on April 16. He was ordered to surrender his passport and cannot leave the state if he makes bail.

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