At about 11:18 AM on Monday, July 10, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a sexual assault in the area of 11 Charles Street in Dorchester. Officers spoke with an adult female who stated that while walking on a foot path in the rear of the Cleveland Community Center she was approached from behind by a suspect who forcefully wrapped both arms around her. The victim was able to fight off the suspect and scream for help at which time neighbors in the area came to the victim’s aid and the suspect fled on foot towards Adams Street. The suspect is described as a white male in his late twenties or early thirties, 5’6”-5’9” tall, wearing a black hoodie with a red inner lining of the hood and red lines near the cuff area of the sleeves, blue jeans and white sneakers.
The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Those with information are asked to call detectives directly at (617) 343-4400. Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the Crime Stoppers 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 all those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.
If you’ve been a victim of a sexual assault that has or has not been reported to police and would feel more comfortable seeking confidential advice from a non-law enforcement agency or representative, the Boston Police Department encourages you to call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at 1 (800) 841-8371. BARCC provides free and confidential counseling, case management, legal and medical advocacy services to survivors in the greater Boston area. To learn more about BARCC, please click on the enclosed link: www.barcc.org.