The Boston Police Department has made an arrest in connection to this incident after a tireless and extensive investigation by the BPD Sexual Assault Unit, BPD Special Investigations Unit and surrounding law enforcement agencies including Westwood, Medford and MBTA Police Departments. As a result of their comprehensive and coordinated efforts, Michael J. Purpura, 36, of Westwood, is currently in custody and will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Aggravated Rape.
At about 12:30 AM on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a sexual assault in the area of Queensberry Street in the Fenway. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that a male suspect forced her into her apartment and then sexually assaulted her.
The Boston Police Department would also like to acknowledge and thank all the concerned community members who took the time to either call or text our anonymous tip lines.