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‘He beat her until her dentures fell out’: Man held without bail for kidnapping, sexual assault of senior Asian woman

  • Christian M. Lynch, 26, was ordered held without bail at a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping, torturing and raping a 64-year-old Asian woman on Nov. 12.
  • The victim’s ordeal began at the Wollaston MBTA station when Lynch allegedly abducted her and took her to an apartment on East Elm Avenue.
  • There, the victim was bound, strangled and sexually assaulted for the next 11 hours before being dumped at a parking lot at Westgate Mall in Brockton.
  • After the attack, Lynch allegedly went shopping for cleaning supplies and a new mattress.
  • Following his arrest, Lynch claimed that the encounter was consensual and described his actions as his way of “going out into the world getting a date.”
  • Lynch is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident, as well as a prior attack on another Asian woman and an indecent exposure last month.

The man accused of kidnapping, strangling and raping a 64-year-old Asian woman in Quincy, Massachusetts, earlier this month has been ordered held without bail.

At a hearing on Wednesday, a judge determined that Christian M. Lynch, 26, was too dangerous to be released after the Nov. 12 incident, which has since left the local community fearing for their safety.

Man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault of senior Asian woman in Massachusetts

  • Christian M. Lynch, 26, has been arraigned on multiple charges in connection with the kidnapping, torture and rape of a 64-year-old Asian woman in Quincy, Massachusetts, on Saturday.
  • The victim, who was heading to work, was allegedly kidnapped at Wollaston station and forced into a vehicle that took her to an apartment on East Elm Avenue.
  • The senior woman was then bound, strangled and sexually assaulted for the next 11 hours at the apartment, where she thought she was “going to die,” according to reports.
  • At around 6 p.m., she was dropped off at a parking lot at Westgate Mall in Brockton, where a passerby found her and called the police.
  • Lynch has also been charged with attempted kidnapping and assault with the intent to rape in connection with another incident that occurred 20 minutes earlier, in which he allegedly targeted another Asian woman.
  • Lynch is currently being held without bail and will return to court for a dangerousness hearing next week.

A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged in connection with an hours-long attack on a senior Asian woman that involved kidnapping, torture and rape, authorities announced on Monday.

The victim, 64, was at Wollaston station in Quincy on Saturday morning when she was allegedly kidnapped shortly after 7 a.m.

Massachusetts woman kills former landlord with hammer, steals $40,000 through forged checks

  • Xiu Fang Ke, a 43-year-old woman from Newton, Massachusetts, was charged with the murder of her former landlord, Leonard Garber, 65.
  • Ke was also accused of stealing money from their joint account through forged checks amounting to over $40,000.
  • Investigators believe that the murder happened after Garber confronted Ke between Thursday and Saturday last week when he found out she was stealing from him.
  • Garber’s body was found inside his home, wrapped in a curtain and concealed under construction materials and other objects in the hallway, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said at a news conference.
  • Ke was arrested on Wednesday without incident and later confessed to the killing and theft.
  • Authorities later learned that Ke also forged checks amounting to $18,000 to pay off gambling debts earlier this year, according to 7NEWS.

A Massachusetts woman accused of murdering her former landlord with a hammer and stealing tens of thousands of dollars through forged checks from his savings was arraigned on Wednesday.

Xiu Fang Ke, 43, was accused of murdering Leonard Garber, 65, inside his Mount Vernon Terrace home in West Newton, Massachusetts. Investigators believe the murder occurred last week.

Arrest warrants issued for two NYC men suspected of targeting, breaking into Asian homes in Newton

Newton burglar

Local authorities issued arrest warrants for two suspects accused of breaking into homes of Asian residents in Newton, Massachusetts, last year.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller shared the information without naming the individuals in a newsletter released Thursday. The report noted that the two men from New York City have “past histories of breaking and entering and burglary and one was found to be incarcerated in New York.”

Massachusetts’ Sokhary Chau becomes first Cambodian American mayor in US

Sokhary Chau Lowell Mayor Cambodian American
  • Sokhary Chau, a 49-year-old Cambodian refugee and former city council member, was sworn in as mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts, on Monday.
  • He now represents the city of more than 115,000 residents and its nearly 25% Asian population.

Sokhary Chau was sworn in as mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts, on Monday.

Chau, 49, is a Cambodian refugee and came to the U.S. at a young age to escape the Khmer Rouge. He became a Lowell city council member in 2019, and he was unanimously picked by the city council members to be mayor on Monday, according to the Associated Press (AP).

‘Will it make it home?’: An eagle from Asia has been lost traveling around North America for over a year

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A Stellar Sea Eagle from Asia who is thousands of miles away from home has been traveling around North America for more than a year. 

The lost eagle: The sea eagle, whose species is native to Japan, Korea, China and Russia, was first seen in the summer of 2020 in Alaska and last spotted two weeks ago along the Taunton River in Massachusetts, reported NPR

UMass Lowell to build AAPI center, give scholarships to Southeast Asian refugee students with $1.5M grant

UML refugee students

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) over the course of five years to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.

Educational effort: UML has seen increasing amounts of Southeast Asian resettled refugee students within the past decade, according to the university.

State GOP poured thousands into Boston Council candidate’s campaign despite his anti-Asian messages

GOP funded candidate

Massachusetts’ Republican officials reportedly spent thousands of dollars to support the campaign of a Boston City Council candidate who has repeatedly expressed anti-Asian sentiments on social media.

Driving the news: Donnie Palmer, who ran in the Sept. 14 preliminary election, has made anti-Asian statements targeting Michelle Wu, a Taiwanese American councilor running to become Boston’s mayor.