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Ware man charged with assaults on 3 women in Granby (MA)


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A 41-year-old Ware man who was arrested Tuesday and charged with raping three women in Granby is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown.


Arthur Salsbury, of 48 Old Belchertown Road, was arrested by Granby police with assistance from Massachusetts State Police and Ware police, Granby Police Chief Alan Wishart said in a statement posted on the department's website.


Wishart said the arrest followed tips his department received after issuing a call earlier this month for the public's help in identifying a tow truck and its operator who was suspected of an assault on March 29 in town.


Salsbury was charged with seven crimes -- two counts of aggravated rape, three counts of rape and two counts of assault and battery.

"These incidents are still actively being investigated and other charges may be filed in the future," Wishart said.



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Ware man found guilty of rape in Granby in 2018


NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court jury on Thursday found former Ware tow-truck driver Arthur E. Salsbury Jr. guilty of raping a woman in Granby in February 2018.


Salsbury, 42, was acquitted of a charge of kidnapping the woman and of another charge of aggravated rape. His bail was revoked and sentencing was set for June 13.


A number of people sat on Salsbury’s side of the courtroom for the verdict, and after it was announced his mother could be seen crying.


His accuser testified that he took her to Dufresene Park in Granby, where he raped her after she got into a car with him in Holyoke thinking he was someone else she’d been chatting with online. After the rape, according to the woman’s testimony, she fled from Salsbury and hid in a freezing swamp nearby.


On one count of aggravated rape, Salsbury was found guilty of the lesser-included charge of rape.



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