Police & Fire

Police Investigation of Weekend Lewdness Continues

The investigation continues regarding the indecent exposure incident in the North End in the early morning hours on Saturday around Unity Street and Unity Court.

The Boston Globe is reporting that there is no confirmation whether this incident is related to the sexual assaults in April of this year, which are still open cases. In September 2008, the Police used DNA evidence to connect three sexual assault incidents in the North End during 2007 and 2008.

The police press release is shown below:

Police Investigate Incident of Open and Gross Lewdness in the North End

At about 2:22 pm, on Saturday, August 15, 2009, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call to take a report about a male exposing himself earlier in the morning. On arrival, officers met with and spoke to the victim who stated that she was walking in the area of Unity Street and Unity Court, at approximately 3:15am, on Saturday, August 15, 2009, when a Hispanic male approached her and attempted to engage her in conversation. The victim says when she turned to respond to the suspect, the suspect exposed himself. The victim says she pushed the suspect and fled to her home.


The victim describes the suspect as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6” to 5’8” in height, between 30-35 years in age, weighing approximately 160lbs, with bushy eyebrows, wearing a tan t-shirt and blue jeans.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to call either the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400 or Area A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of all individuals who wish to remain anonymous.