Woman drugged, sexually assaulted in Wareham motel room, police say

Jan 22, 2018

Two people have been arrested after allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman inside a Wareham motel, then leaving her unconscious inside a car parked in Plymouth on Jan. 8.

Police said 39-year-old Michael Botelho of Plymouth and 30-year-old Stephania Cyr of Hull were arrested. Both are charged with aggravated rape, drugging a person for sexual intercourse and selling liquor to a person under 21.

The investigation began after the victim, who is not being identified, was found unresponsive inside a car at Morton Park on Jan. 8 by Plymouth Police. She was then taken to a hospital near Boston where she reported the assault.

Police said the victim arranged to meet Botelho and Cyr online. The three met in Morton Park and then went to the Rosewood Motel in Wareham together. According to police, “events transpired in the motel room, including drinking and drug use that affected her control of the situation.”

While unconscious, the victim was taken back to Plymouth and left inside her car while it was freezing outside.

The investigation led to warrants for Botelho and Cyr. Botelho was arrested on Jan. 19 at the food court in Kingston Collection, an upscale mall in Kingston. Cyr was arrested on Jan. 18 in Hull. Both are in custody after being arraigned in Wareham District Court.

Wareham Police Department detectives, the Plymouth Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Massachusetts State Police VFAS Unit and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department all investigated the matter.

Michael Botelho (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Stephania Cyr (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (15)
Posted by: cranky pants | Jan 22, 2018 17:19

Classy folks right here... Is the paper misspelling her/his name, looks more like a Stephan to me.

Scary either way, you can't even go out and underage drink with shady looking peeps anymore without fear of something bad happening.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jan 22, 2018 18:24

So glad they apprehended these thugs.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jan 22, 2018 18:52

Once again, the common denominator is a crappy Wareham motel.  What's it going to take to convince those that defend these hell holes that nothing good happens in them.  Last month we had that crazy guy in a motel with all the police.  How can the authorities allow this to continue?  If I had a magic wand I'd go around town and make about a dozen motels vanish.  Nothing but sleazy trashy nasty people ruining it for anybody decent that may want a room to get away for a couple days to enjoy the Upper Cape as the motels were originally intended.  How sad.


We kid around about the "magnet" that draws the world's stupidest criminals down here.  This story isn't funny and there's nothing to kid around about, but it proves the logic.  In these cases it is more like a sewer pipe, not a magnet.  All the filth flows down here.  Think about it this.  Someone online, someone from Hull, and someone from Plymouth all meet in Plymouth but continue to the Rosewood in Wareham to do their perverted, illegal, harmful things.  Why is that?  Of all the places they could have gone, they come here!  That's because even these degenerates know not to crap where they eat so they come down here to do it because it's easy.  Starving motel owners will take anyone's money to keep their ill-fated investment afloat.  What a sad downward spiral.



Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jan 22, 2018 20:33

They come to the Rosewood because they have some sort of previous connection there. It could be where they bought drugs previously or where they found something else. I do question why the owner of the joint is not sick of the BS that goes on there unless he condones it. Its my opinion that the selectman should bring him before the board to explain how this type f activity continues to happen there.

Posted by: OnsetTogether | Jan 22, 2018 21:17

A young woman, 20 or younger, was raped here in Wareham and you joke about the perp's face. Her life is forever changed, and  luckily she did not die in the freezing temps. What makes you think the motel owner is "starving?" Nearly full occupancy year 'round! Not with vacationing tourists spending money in our restaurants unfortunately  Last week it was a call from a motel about a possible suicidal person and another ride to Tobey. Remember our new law that allows the police to post an officer and charge the owner for the time? One at each hotel would do the job.


Posted by: desertsky | Jan 23, 2018 08:00

The motels are handy, cheap and plentiful. Everyone knows where to go to get what they need. Why this town can't start cracking down on a regular basis in the areas that are widely known to attract the druggies and drunks is a big mystery. How about a few sting operations to get the message out?

We will continue to read about them here...next weeks" all stars" are already lining up..

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jan 23, 2018 08:58

Point taken about his face. You're right so I removed it.  What happened to that kid is awful.  They need to use these horrible stories as warnings on meeting people through the internet.


They are nearly full because they'll rent a room to anyone willing to pay.  That's what it's all about.  Screening, where's the screening?  The supposedly suicidal person, this pair, and every other dirtbag criminal they find in a Wareham motel.  What does the owner think when they come to the desk?  Come on.  I've been on vacation with my family and gone to the desk of motels all over the east coast several times.  We're a normal family with a nice car and they question me, they ask how many are staying, they ask for my credit card, license, and my AAA card.  I feel interrogated but it makes me feel secure staying there.  These motley looking degenerates probably show up to the desk like vagrants with no luggage and nothing but a fist full of crumpled money looking for a room and they let them in!  That's the issue.  If you owned a hotel, would you let sleazy nasty people conduct their illicit affairs at your motel?  No you wouldn't.  But these Wareham motels do.  If they deny awareness, they're lying...they know what's going on.  They just want the money.  The motels have nothing to lose except reputation which is long gone.  Maybe the police should start charging the motel owners for aiding and abetting.  Maybe that'll change things!

Posted by: OnsetTogether | Jan 23, 2018 11:57

They are required to check ID and record who stays and for how long. The town should be picking up those registers, with copies of the ID given, weekly. Hopefully they are already running license plates in and around each hotel every night. I volunteer to go write them down.


Maybe we need an article for Town Meeting on reporting with photo IDs.

Posted by: OnsetTogether | Jan 23, 2018 12:01

Review your favorite hotel online

"Stay far away from this place.   The people from India that own it know no English, they hold your key and the rooms are filled with drug addicts and homeless.  Scary place."

1.0 star rating




Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jan 23, 2018 13:10

Looks like the magnet was in super overLOAD this time ..

Ok now the reason the Town won't do anything about these places ? This this little Ole thing called job security and call numbers ... See how could one justify having large amount of money spent on public safety if nothing was going on and there was no crime . Eliminating these Welly motels and your numbers go down so doesn't the OT .. Catch my drift

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jan 23, 2018 13:56

That review is wonderful.  It sums it all up nicely.

Posted by: OnsetTogether | Jan 23, 2018 18:40

WBTS it’s been on Yelp since 2015, demonstrating the long-term problem.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jan 23, 2018 21:14

Onset, oh boy...you are right.  Some of the reviews are pretty bad. I got a kick out of this review of the Rosewood. At least the person that wrote this one had a sense of humor...otherwise it's pretty bad.


Don't stay here. Stay in your car, a dumpster, the nearest culvert. Stand out in the rain - I promise it will be better than this place.

I'll start with the "environment." Anywhere that has a "no visitors" sign in the lobby has had its share of trouble. We ignored it, and then spent a half hour under the watchful guy smoking outside the next room as we unloaded some of our stuff from the car. It was late, we were super tired, and I figured he wasn't much interested in us.

He wasn't, but the police were interested in HIM - I watched an unmarked car chase him across the parking lot and stood open mouthed as the guy vanished into the woods. But that was good news, right? At least he was gone and we could get some sleep.

The party a couple of doors down kept me interested for a little while, until I realized it was less of a party and more of a succession of cars coming, staying 5 minutes, then leaving. Hmmm...I thought there weren't supposed to be visitors?

It was then that our oldest daughter said, "Is this what a bedbug looks like?" No, I sad, since I refuse to deal with that possibility I will not acknowledge that YES, that's EXACTLY what they look like! Two bugs later we had to go, so we bagged up all of our stuff in trash bags and left. The manager reluctantly gave us our money back, but we had to spend an extra $200 on the Cape for another hotel. I didn't sleep.

Room Tip: Choose a room at another hotel. That should do it.

Posted by: wtbarber | Jan 24, 2018 00:03

It's time to shut that place down for good.  It costs the town and tax payers WAY WAY WAY too much money.  Where is the board of health?

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jan 24, 2018 12:54

This is the face of Wareham to some should they be unlucky enough to pick this place to stay while in area.

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