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Men charged with beating victims with baseball bats

Justin Garber (L) and Steven Roderick (R)  were charged with home invasion and rape.

Barnstable police

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A woman was raped and another woman and man violently beaten with baseball bats during a home invasion in Barnstable early Friday morning, police said.

Justin Garber, 20, of Hyannis, and Steven Roderick, 34, of Hyannis, are accused of breaking into the home through a locked basement door.

The two women and the man at the home were immediately attacked by Garber and Roderick who demanded money, Barnstable police said. One of the women was then sexually assaulted.

The man who owned the home managed to escape and run to a neighbor’s house for help, police said.

(NewsCenter 5 is withholding the address of the home, so as to not identify the victims.)

Roderick and Garber, who were found a short distance from the home, were each charged with three counts of armed home invasion and one count of aggravated rape.

Roderick was held on $200,000 bail and Garber was held on $100,000 bail at their arraignment Friday in Barnstable District Court.

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