HYDE PARK MAN ARRESTED FOR DORCHESTER RAPE

On Tuesday, March 14, 2006, Boston Police arrested Ricardo G. Paul, a 22-year-old Hyde Park resident, for rape. Paul’s arrest stems from a case that occurred on Wednesday, March 8, 2006. In this incident, a female was forced into a vehicle at gunpoint while walking along Dorchester Ave. at about 8:45pm. The suspect then drove the victim to a location in West Roxbury, where the sexual assault occurred. A second similar sexual assault occurred on March 13, 2006. Although currently not charged with the second assault, an investigation to determine whether there is any connection between Paul and that incident is ongoing.Members of the Sexual Assault Unit, Youth Violence Strike Force, the BRIC (Boston Regional Intelligence Center) and the State Police worked together in the investigation that led to the identification of Paul as the suspect. Paul will be arraigned tomorrow at Dorchester District Court and charged with four (4) counts of Aggravated Rape and one (1) count of kidnapping. The Boston Police Department is asking that any additional victims of an assault of this nature, or anyone who has information concerning these assaults, contact the Sexual Assault Unit, 617-343-4400 or the CrimeStoppers Tip Line 1-800-494-TIPS.