BPD Community Alert: BPD Seek's Public's Help to Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection to Sexual Assault in Hyde Park


Detectives assigned to the Boston Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit are asking for the public’s help in their efforts to identify the individual responsible for a sexual assault which occurred at about 8:21 AM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) took a report which, according to the victim, she was walking in the area of Metropolitan Avenue and Hyde Park Avenue when she noticed a male following her.  When the victim reached American Legion Highway and Hyde Park Avenue the male suspect approached and grabbed her buttocks.  The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5' 8", dark complexion, non-Hispanic, 14-16 years old, short wavy brown hair, brown eyes, medium build, wearing a black cap, white t-shirt, black sweat pants, black Jordan sneakers, and a white ear phone.  

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 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 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.