Man faces felonies after sexually assaulting, robbing for-hire escort

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A Bristol man was arrested and charged with first degree sexual assault and armed robbery after he accosted two women he met through an on-line escort service.

According to police, Raymond Correia, 30, of 418 Metacom Ave. contacted an 18 year-old Cumberland woman through the "Back Page," an on-line service that advertises escorts for hire.

On Sunday, June 30, the woman and her 18 year old female companion from Johnston drove to Hopeworth Avenue where Mr. Correia allegedly told them he lived. As they turned down Hopeworth Avenue, Mr. Correia waved them down at the corner. Mr. Correia then got in the women's car and instructed them to drive to the rear of CVS Pharmacy on Metacom Avenue.

After they parked, the Cumberland woman got out of the car. When she did, Mr. Correia allegedly displayed a black handgun and ordered the woman to perform oral sex on him. He then took both women's cell phones and purses and fled on foot. The women went to Bristol police headquarters at 11:45 p.m. to report the incident.

Police searched the victim's cell phone records and identified the man as Mr. Correia. Police showed the women photographs and they identified Mr. Correia as the man they encountered.

On Monday, July 1, Bristol detectives executed a warrant and arrested Mr. Correia at his Metacom Avenue home.

A CVS employee notified police that a black BB handgun was found in the rear parking lot of the store where the assault allegedly occurred.

Mr. Correia was charged with felonies - one count of first degree sexual assault and two counts of first degree robbery. He was taken to the ACI.

According to court records, Mr. Correia has been arrested in the past, with charges of possession and driving in possession of a controlled substance dating back to 2002 and 2003.

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jeri-tkatch-9

HE WAS SET UP HE WOULD NEVER BE THAT DESPERATE

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