Tow truck driver from Ware pleads not guilty to rape charges - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Tow truck driver from Ware pleads not guilty to rape charges

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NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM/AP) -

A tow truck driver from Ware charged with raping 4 women has been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

Arthur Salsbury Jr., of Ware, pleaded not guilty to 11 charges including four counts of aggravated rape at his arraignment Tuesday in Hampshire Superior Court.

[READ MORE: Ware man arraigned on rape charges]

Police allege that Salsbury had a pattern of picking up women in his tow truck and driving them around before assaulting them.

Granby police started investigating two alleged sexual assaults that occurred this year. The women said they were driven to the same location in Granby where they were assaulted. The investigation led to a third alleged victim.

Police say when Salsbury's DNA was entered into a DNA database, he was linked to a sexual assault that occurred in 2009.

Authorities say he sometimes used his tow truck.

Salsbury's lawyer asked for a delay for the dangerousness hearing so his client could attend his daughter's high school graduation.

The Hampshire Superior Court Clerk's Office tells Western Mass News his bail hearing is scheduled to take place Thursday, May 31, 2018.  

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