Boston Police are investigating a sexual assault at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, on the eve on St. Patrick’s Day, in the area of Hull and Salem Streets in Boston’s North End.
This is the second indecent assault in a month on women living in the North End within a few blocks of each other. On the night of Valentine’s Day, a woman reported a similar sexual assault on Unity Street. A man was arrested in that investigation, but prosecutors have raised questions regarding his identity as the attacker.
The sequence of events appear similar in both cases, but police are not saying if the two incidents are related.
More details are shown in BPDNews.com release below, including a suspect description that is somewhat different than that given by the February victim.
Police Investigate an Indecent Assault in the North End
Upon arrival, detectives spoke with a female victim who reported that while entering her apartment foyer, a male suspect approached her from behind and indecently assaulted the victim. The victim further stated that the suspect then fled the area on foot towards Commercial Street.
The victim described the suspect as a white male in his thirties, 5’10” to 6” tall, about 200lbs, with short brown/light brown hair, wearing a dark colored ¾ length coat with a zipper and dark colored jeans.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Sexual Assault Unit detectives at 617-343-4400.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.