Boston Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with a Sexual Assault in East Boston

As a result of comprehensive investigation members of the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit along with the assistance of the Boston Police Department Fugitive Unit arrested, Jose Avila, 39, of East Boston, for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age. 

Avila was taken into custody from his home without incident.  He is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court on Monday. Avila could also face additional charges. 

The circumstances regarding the incident were as follows:

On September 9, 2013 detectives responded to a report of an indecent assault and battery to a child under 14 years of age, in the area of Faywood Ave, East Boston.  The suspect was described as a, white male, 5’6”, medium build, 40’s, wearing a blue T-shirt and black pants.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Additional charges are expected related to this suspect.  Anyone with information is asked to call SAU Detectives at 617-343-4400.