Man arrested in connection to alleged rape

Jan 6, 2021

On Jan. 6, police arrested a suspect associated with an alleged rape that took place in Dartmouth on New Year’s Eve, according to a press release from the Dartmouth Police Department.

Members of the Dartmouth Police and the state police’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension section arrested homeless man Justin Camara, 25, in Fall River at around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in connection with the case.

According to the Massachusetts sex offender registry, Camara is a registered Level 2 sex offender.

Level 2 offenders are deemed by the state to have a moderate risk of re-offending and to pose a moderate degree of danger to the public.

He was previously found guilty of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in January 2019.

Camara was taken to New Bedford District Court to be arraigned.

Dartmouth Police Officer Cristina Brum conducted the investigation with assistance from Det. Kyle Costa and Crime Analyst Keri Lebeau.

“Our commitment to both the victim and the members of this community was unwavering when it came to swiftly bringing this violent criminal to justice,” said Police Chief Brian Levesque.