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Heather Salines Faces New Rape Charges From Victim's Twin Brother

| by Emily Smith
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Massachusetts mother Heather Salines was about to go on trial for raping a 15-year-old boy when the boy’s brother claimed that he had also been raped by Salines.

Salines, a 39-year-old mother of two, was arrested in March 2014 after allegedly raping her daughter’s on-and-off again boyfriend. The boy, 14 at the time, apparently revealed nude pictures of Salines to his classmates, which is when school officials discovered what had happened.

After being arrested, Salines admitted to the charge and noted that she had “spiraled out of control.” Salines had paid her $7,500 bail and lived a year out of prison when she was set to go to trial. Just 13 days ago, however, the victim’s identical twin brother claimed that Salines had raped him too, the Boston Herald reports. The new charges were filed against Salines on Monday.

On Tuesday, Salines pleaded not guilty to the latest charge.

“My client was ready to take responsibility for the first set of indictments,” William Korman, Salines’ attorney, said. “We completely, uncategorically deny that anything happened with the second child.”

Korman added that he questions the timing of the claim, since Salines was prepared to take on a “substantial” guilty plea. She had planned to take the plea on Friday, June 12, according to the Boston Herald.

“As far as we are aware there is absolutely no forensic evidence linking my client to anything involving the recently disclosed victim in any way, shape or form,” Korman said.

According to prosecutors, Salines reportedly raped the twin boy one month before she raped her daughter’s boyfriend.

Prosecutors has previously noted that Salines' daughter’s boyfriend was in a vulnerable position when she committed the crime, since his mother had recently died. The boy had allegedly come to see Salines as a mother figure.

For the first case, Salines was charged with six counts of aggravated rape and abuse of a child, as well as a charge of child enticement and disseminating obscene material to a child. Each aggravated rape charge carries a 10-year mandatory prison sentence.

The new charges include aggravated rape of a child, indecent assault and battery, and child enticement. 

The trial for the joint cases is set to begin on August 17.

Sources: DailyMail, Boston Herald 

Photo Credit: Boston Herald, Inquisitr