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Boston Police Seeking Public's Help In Indecent Assault Case

Woman assaulted while exiting Kendall Square station

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Passenger assaulted on Green Line trolley

BOSTON —Transit police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man accused of indecently assaulting a woman who was on a Green Line trolley Wednesday.

The victim said she was assaulted at about 8:50 a.m. as she rode the trolley from Government Center Station to Park Street Station.

The assailant is described as a white man who is about 40 to 50 years old. He was wearing a red knit winter hat, red jacket, jeans and dark gloves.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 617-222-1050.

Thomas Burke, 57, of Roslindale, arrested

Teacher Assault 

BOSTON —A teacher’s aide at the Boston Community Leadership Academy was arrested Friday and charged with indecent assault and battery on a disabled person at the school.

Thomas Burke, 57, of Roslindale, had been “acting in an inappropriate manner with a student,” BCLA Headmaster Brett Dickens said in a statement to parents.

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Burke had been employed by the Boston School Department since 1998.

“We have already reached out to this student’s family, as well as to other students who may have had any contact with this particular staff member,” interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough said in a statement.

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DA: Photos were posted on fake Facebook account

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. —A Marblehead man pleaded guilty Tuesday to rape and indecent assault and battery charges after he posted nude photographs of the victim on Facebook.

Reid Jones, 44, was sentenced to 5 to 7 years in state prison followed by 5 years of probation during which he must register as a sex offender and wear a GPS monitoring bracelet.

Jones also pleaded guilty to identity theft and photographing an unsuspecting person in the nude.

The Essex County District Attorney‘s office said Jones sexually assaulted the victim while she was unconscious and partially nude, took photographs of the acts and posted them to a fake Facebook page he created in her name.

Investigators said the victim was alerted to the fraudulent Facebook page containing the photographs a short time after she had stopped socializing with Jones.

A police forensic examination of Jones’ computer revealed additional photographs, the district attorney’s office said.


Dorchester man accused of meeting teen in online chat room

ARLINGTON, Mass. —A Dorchester man who police said met a middle-school student in an online chat room has been arrested on a charge of indecent assault and battery, Arlington Police said Thursday night.

Jose Alexis Rodriguez-Laboy, 35, is charged with meeting the 15-year-old online and then picking the student up at the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington Wednesday.

Rodriguez-Laboy then drove the teen to a location away from school grounds, police said.

The student, a 15-year-old girl, was returned to the middle school later in the day, Police Chief Fred Ryan told our news partners at Wicked Local/Arlington.

Rodriguez-Laboy was arrested at his Dorchester home and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Cambridge District Court.

Robert Buckley regularly transported victims, police say

SALEM, Mass. —A Salem man has been accused of assaulting two developmentally disabled women whom he transported as part of his job with MassTran, a private transportation company.

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Robert Buckley, 64, was arrested Tuesday on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person with a developmental/intellectual disability and one count of intimidation of a witness. The victims are in their 20s, police said.

Prosecutors said that Buckley put a hat over the surveillance camera in the van, but that he could still be seen rubbing a woman’s breasts.

The investigation by state troopers began several days ago following a telephone complaint made to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission’s hotline.

When MassTran reviewed other surveillance tapes, they found additional assaults, prosecutors said.

“These victims were made vulnerable by a disability that this man allegedly exploited,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said. “The charges are shocking and disturbing.”

Bail was set at $1,000 for Buckley at his arraignment in Chelsea District Court.