Boston Police Seek Man in Connection With Sexual Assault

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Authorities say a young woman was assaulted early Saturday morning; police will not say if man in surveillance video is suspect

    (NECN: Justin Michaels) - At about 1:11 a.m. on Saturday, Boston Police officers responded to a report of a sexual assault in the near Unity Street in the North End. They have released surveillance video of a person they are considering a person of interest.

    The victim is a female victim in her twenties. She told detectives that while she was entering her foyer, a man pushed his way in behind her and indecently assaulted her.

    The victim said the suspect then took a photo from his cell phone and fled the area towards Tileston Street.

    Superintendent Robert Merner said, "What we are looking to is to talk to this individual. He was, that video was taken at a location that was very close to the location and the time of the incident, which means he could either be a person that saw something or was in the area at the time the incident took place."

    The suspect is described as a White male in his twenties, medium build, short blond spiked hair, clean shaven with possible freckles on his cheeks, blue eyes, and wearing a dark colored pea coat, dark hat, jeans and Timberland-type boots.

    Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling 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 wishing to remain anonymous.