Investigation Update: Tips from Community Lead to Arrest in Connection to Attempted Sexual Assault in the Area of Fitzgerald Park on Mission Hill in Roxbury

Investigation Update:  Suspect in Custody in Connection to Attempted Sexual Assault in the Area of Fitzgerald Park on Mission Hill in Roxbury:  At about 1:38 PM on Saturday October 8, 2016, officers from to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for an attempted sexual assault in the area of the Kevin Fitzgerald Park on Saint Alphonsus Street on Mission Hill in Roxbury.  On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that a male suspect approached her from behind, pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her before fleeing the scene.  

Earlier today, on Thursday October 13, 2016, officers assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit identified and arrested Jose Cepeda, 32, of Roxbury,  The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges Assault with Intent to Rob and Indecent Assault and Battery.

The Boston Police Department would like to thank all the members of our community who came forward with information which aided in the apprehension of this dangerous individual.