Woonsocket man indicted on four counts of sexual assault

Woonsocket man indicted on four counts of sexual assault

WOONSOCKET – A Woonsocket man arrested in April for beating and raping a 21-year-old woman and holding her captive has been indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury with four counts of first degree sexual assault.

Leopoldo Belen, 33, of 381 Third Ave. was charged with domestic forcible rape with an object, domestic rape, domestic strangulation, domestic kidnapping, domestic assault, and battery domestic disorderly conduct and larceny earlier this year after the woman reportedly escaped from her apartment, where she said Belen had kept her.

Woonsocket Police conducted an investigation of the incident and Belen was located at a Pawtucket apartment complex.

Belen is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on Sept. 10.