Community Alert: BPD Seeks Public's Help in Efforts to Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection with Sexual Assault in South End


On Monday, August 22, 2016, at approximately 1:00 AM, while walking in the vicinity of Greenwich Park and Claremont Street (near Greenway, District D-4), a female victim was approached by a male suspect on a blue colored BMX style bicycle.  The suspect stated he had a knife and forced the victim to walk to the area of the Carter Playground and sexually assaulted the victim.  The suspect then fled towards Davenport Street in the direction of Tremont Street. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late 20's to mid 30's, medium complexion  5’-6” to 5’-7” tall, medium build, brown short cropped hair, wearing a button down shirt with ¾ length sleeves and possibly a vest, tattoo's on his right arm and the back of his right hand.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Sexual Unit 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.