A Massachusetts man already awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting several women near the Boston University campus faced a judge on new assault charges, including rape.
Steven Lent of Quincy was arraigned on 19 charges Tuesday after being accused of strangling and raping an escort he had met online on March 5.
Another escort who was waiting outside the Quincy apartment called 911 when she heard the victim's blood curdling screams according to court documents.
When police arrived at Lent's apartment on Quincy Shore Drive, they saw a naked woman running from the building. She told officers the suspect threatened her with a knife and tackled her when she tried to run, before sexually assaulting her.
Lent told police the victim made up the story, after trying to extort him because she saw him wearing an ankle monitoring device, and knew he'd be in trouble if he was caught with an escort.
This isn't Lent's first run-in with the law: last year he was charged with multiple assaults in Boston near Boston University, allegedly targeting female students.
The 27-year-old had been out on bail when this latest case took place.
Lent to be held without bail until a dangerousness hearing in June. It's unclear who his lawyer is in this case.