A 24-year-old man accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old Springfield girl earlier this month is facing charges including aggravated rape of a child.
Miguel Rodriguez was charged last week with three counts of aggravated rape of a child with force and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, according to the Hampden County District Attorney’s office. The 24-year-old from Springfield was already facing charges of kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, and witness intimidation for allegedly grabbing the 11-year-old from a Springfield street and forcing her into his car on Jan. 15.
Rodriguez was ordered held without bail on Wednesday and ordered to undergo a 20-day psychiatric evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf at his arraignment on Jan. 16.