EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — An NBA trainer from Warwick was arrested on Friday for allegedly drugging and raping someone in downtown Boston, according to Boston police.
Robert McClanaghan, 43, was arrested in East Greenwich and has been charged with rape and drugging for intercourse.
It’s unclear where or when the alleged rape occurred, but Boston police issued a warning about “date-rape” drugs.
“The Boston Police Department advises the public of the dangerousness of scentless, colorless, and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, also known as roofie, being placed in the drinks of unsuspecting victims,” Boston police said in a news release. “Other drugs commonly used in a similar fashion are GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) or Ketamin.”
“These drugs and substances can cause disorientation, confusion, temporary paralysis, or unconsciousness, along with a host of other symptoms, leaving the potential victim vulnerable to the intentions of the suspect,” the release continued.
McClanaghan has worked with some of the biggest names in the NBA, including Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook.
He is expected to be arraigned at Kent County Superior Court on Monday.