Suspect Arrested for Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child

At about 6:00 PM on Sunday, November, 9, 2014, officers from district D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an alleged sexual assault that occurred earlier that afternoon at an area hospital.  After speaking with witnesses at the scene, officers placed 25-year-old Juan Cortes of Boston under arrest charging him with Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child under 14. Cortes is an employee of the Boston Public Schools, and Boston Police notified the Boston Public Schools after the arrest. The suspect was immediately placed on administrative leave by the BPS and appeared today in Boston Municipal Court.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit continues to actively review and investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call Boston Police Sexual Assault Detectives directly 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.