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Police: Man Forced Woman Into Backyard, Sexually Assaulted Her in Boston's Jamaica Plain Neighborhood

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    Police are looking for a man who showed a gun and forced a woman into a backyard in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, where he sexually assaulted her. (Published Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016)

    Police are investigating a sexual assault that happened early Thursday morning in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

    A victim told police she was on Gay Head Street shortly after 1:30 a.m. when a man showed a gun, demanded her cell phone and forced her to walk into a backyard, where he sexually assaulted her.

    The man is described as having light-colored eyes. He had a mask pulled up over his nose, and he was wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with a white logo.

    The suspect ran off down Arklow Street toward Walden Street, according to the victim.

    Neighbors on Gay Head Street say they typically feel very safe in the area and are shocked that this happened.

    "It makes me feel on edge," said Sherry Ragbir. "Very unsafe."

    This is the second such attack in the neighborhood in a week — last Thursday, a woman was indecently assaulted while walking by Jamaica Pond.

    The two crimes are not believed to be connected, but no arrests have been made in either.

    Anyone with information is asked to call (617) 343-4400.

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