Brother-in-law of former governor held without bail



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The brother-in-law of former Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has been held without bail for 120 days after a judge determined he could pose a public danger following his arrest on sexual assault charges.

Bernard Sigh appeared in court Thursday, three days after pleading not guilty to assault with intent to rape.

A woman told police Sigh hid in a closet in her Milton apartment on Saturday wearing only underwear. She says he grabbed her, preventing her from leaving.

Sigh's lawyer says his client shares the apartment with the woman on an alternating basis, had reason to be there and didn't mean to frighten her.

Sigh served jail time in California for spousal rape in 1993.

Patrick got involved in 2014 when Massachusetts required Sigh to register as a sex offender.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast