Couple Charged in Connection to Rape of 13-Year-Old

A married couple faced a Massachusetts judge Thursday in connection to the kidnapping and rape of a 13-year-old girl in Lawrence.

The Essex County District Attorney's Office confirms 27-year-old Jose Sanchez and 24-year-old Alina Santos were arraigned in Lawrence District Court.

Sanchez is charged with kidnapping and rape of a child, while Santos faces charges of kidnapping, enticement of a child and threats.

Both suspects were ordered to be held without bail pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing.

They are due back in court May 25. It was not immediately clear if they had attorneys.

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