• Man accused of raping a woman at knifepoint added to Mass. most wanted list

    By: Bob Ward

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    BOSTON - A man wanted for a violent rape in New Bedford has been added to the Massachusetts State Police most wanted fugitive list. 

    Investigators consider Carlos Vizcaino extremely dangerous, and the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section needs help finding him. 

    Vizcaino is wanted for beating and raping a woman at knifepoint in New Bedford. 

    Authorities say the attack lasted for hours early in the morning on May 31, 2018.  

    A security guard making his rounds, saw a naked woman running from a parked car, screaming for help.

    "First and foremost, the facts of the case are atrocious," VFA head Detective Lieutenant Michael Farley said. "Multiple physical assaults were allegedly committed against her, and then she was raped at knifepoint." 

    Vizcaino has disappeared, but he's left behind a trail of open warrants in three states, and multiple identities along with multiple social security numbers.

    "He produced official driver's licenses in Rhode Island and New Hampshire in two different names," Dt. Lt. Farley said. "Two different identities in addition to the identity that we have for him here in Massachusetts."

    But there are some things Vizcaino can't change, like the Livestrong tattoo on a shoulder, or unique scars on his forehead.

    Vizcaino has ties to the Lowell and Lawrence area. He may be originally from the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico.

    State Police say now that Vizcaino is on the most wanted list, they hope his world will now get a lot smaller. 

    "With a case like this, people want to help -- and they have helped in the past -- and we hope they want to help now," Dt. Lt. Farley said. 

    If you have any information about where Vizcaino is now, call 911 or the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873).

    Mass. Most Wanted: May 18, 2019

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