On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at approximately 6:00 am, members of the Patrol and Detective Divisions of the Wareham Police Department executed a search warrant at #5 Apple St. regarding an investigation involving the report of an attempted sexual assault, kidnapping, and assault & battery at the residence that occurred at approximately 2:00 am this date. As a result of the investigation of the incident, which was reported by a female who will not be named at this time, an arrest warrant was obtained for 23-year-old Joseph Gomes, a Level 3 sex offender who resides at #5 Apple Street.
The female victim reported that while at the residence with Mr. Gomes on the night of May 29th into the early morning hours of May 30th, Mr. Gomes made aggressive sexual advances toward, as he physically prevented her from leaving the residence. The female was able to escape from the residence unharmed and immediately drove to the Wareham Police Department, where she reported the incident.
Officers and detectives entered the residence and arrested Joseph Gomes without incident. Mr. Gomes has been charged with Kidnapping, Assault to Rape, and Assault & Battery. During a search of the residence, handgun ammunition and a large capacity weapon feeding device was located, resulting in additional charges of Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Mr. Gomes has been ordered held in custody without bail and will be arraigned on the charges at the Wareham Fourth District Court.
Joseph Gomes is a Level 3 sex offender, who has a prior conviction (2012) of Indecent A&B on a Person Over 14 Years of Age.