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WAKEFIELD — A Charlestown man on home confinement while he awaits trial on a charge of first-degree sexual assault is back in court as an alleged violator on terms of his bail.
Kyle M. Log, 26, of 92 Lauri Drive, whom Charlestown police said preyed on “an incapacitated and unconscious” woman on July 15, had been granted bail with accompanying restrictions last August after no plea was entered into the record to the felony charge. He appeared before Judge Melanie Wilk Thunberg in Washington County Superior Court.
Log, represented by attorney Michael J. Zarrella, had been held at the Adult Correctional Institutions without bail prior to his August appearance, because he had been arraigned July 19 on claims that he had violated terms of his bail on another Superior Court charge: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, blood-alcohol content unknown. He has been on home confinement equipped with a monitoring device since the two-day bail hearing in August.
Assistant Attorney General Mark Trovato said Thursday that one of the requirements of his release to home confinement was violated when a screening revealed Log had used alcohol. Hearings are being held to determine whether Log can remain on home confinement or will be charged with violating the terms of his home confinement and return to the ACI to await his trial.
Log was indicted by a Washington County grand jury in September.
Log’s bail hearing included potential witnesses who would likely appear at a trial, including the alleged victim.
Police said that on July 15, Log, Joseph Vilandre, Tyler Manning and Manning’s girlfriend, the alleged victim, gathered for a several-hour ride on a pontoon boat on Pasquisset Pond in Charlestown. Manning and Vilandre testified during the bail hearing that the four of them had been drinking alcohol throughout the day and the woman was highly intoxicated.
Vilandre testified that the woman was “barely awake” and “pretty incapacitated” during the boat ride, and she had her head on Manning’s lap. She was asleep on the pontoon bench when they returned from the trip, he said.
Vilandre said he and Manning left the boat for awhile, with Log remaining on the boat with the woman “passed out.” He said they had not been gone for long, and upon their return they viewed Log in a compromising position on top of the “incapacitated” woman. “It was an awkward situation,” Vilandre said in his testimony.
Both men said they yelled at Log as he was about 6 inches away from the woman and hunched over her. They said they screamed at him and he backed away.
Vilandre said the woman was still passed out when they carried her off the boat, she couldn‘t speak and was unaware of her surroundings. The woman, after she was brought home and feeling better, decided to file charges.
Zarella has pointed out the woman had been swimming in her underwear and “skinny dipping” earlier in the day, a fact that was acknowledged by all who were there.