Woman spots assault suspect on streets of Boston
BOSTON — A Boston man was arrested Monday in connection with a sexual assault in Boston’s North End.
Boston police have been investigating the sexual assault since it happened early on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the area of Unity Street.
Officials released surveillance video of a person they wanted to talk to — a man seen running from the area around the time of the attack. But in the end, police said it was the victim who saw her attacker Monday night in the North End.
“She called the sexual assault unit, called the investigator assigned to her case. That investigator contacted the district, to make sure we got a uniformed car down there and we got them down there in short order, and the suspect was taken into custody,” Boston Police superintendent Robert Merner said.
After the assault last month, the attacker took off on Tileston Street, but not before the victim said he snapped a picture of her with his cellphone.
Police aren’t saying if the man in the surveillance video is the man who was arrested Monday night or if the victim’s picture was found on his phone.
“He’s a 26-year-old white male,” Merner said. He’s a present Boston resident.”