Man Found Guilty in Shrewsbury Rape Case

March 19, 2021

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565


WORCESTER — Edward Lacey of Worcester was found guilty Friday of kidnapping and raping a woman in Shrewsbury after a jury-waived trial in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Mr. Lacey, 41, of Laurel Street, was found guilty of kidnapping, two counts of rape, three counts of indecent assault and battery, strangulation, threat to commit a crime and assault and battery. He was found not guilty of assault with intent to murder.

Judge David Ricciardone presided over the four-day trial. The judge set April 1 for sentencing.

Mr. Lacey was arrested by Shrewsbury Police on May 12, 2018 and charged with raping and assaulting a woman at the Worcester City Motel on Route 9 in Shrewsbury. He was indicted on Sept. 14, 2018.

Assistant District Attorney Lina Pashou prosecuted the case.

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