On Monday, August 22, 2016, at approximately 1:00 AM, while walking in the vicinity of Greenwich Park and Claremont Street (near Greenway, District D-4), a female victim was approached by a male suspect on a blue colored BMX style bicycle. The suspect stated he had a knife and forced the victim to walk to the area of the Carter Playground and sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect then fled towards Davenport Street in the direction of Tremont Street.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late 20's to mid 30's, medium complexion 5’-6” to 5’-7” tall, medium build, brown short cropped hair, wearing a button down shirt with ¾ length sleeves and possibly a vest, tattoo's on his right arm and the back of his right hand.
As a result of an intense and active investigation, officers assigned to the Boston Police Special Investigations Unit located and arrested 31-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez of Boston. Rodriguez was located in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. He is charged with Aggravated Rape, Indecent Assault and Battery, Armed Robbery, Intimidation of a Witness and Aggravated Kidnapping. He will be arraigned in Roxbury Court.
Said Commissioner Evans, "I applaud the courage and strength of the survivor in this incident. She showed incredible bravery. I am also grateful to my detectives for their hard work and commitment in identifying and arresting this violent felon and removing him from the streets of this city."
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Sexual Unit at (617) 343-4400.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the 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 who wish to help this investigation anonymously.