A Massachusetts man is facing charges after MBTA Transit Police say he assaulted a minor at a T stop last week.
Authorities say Mark Hurd, 56, of Dorchester, assaulted a 13-year-old girl who was selling cookies at the Ashmont MBTA Station around 7 p.m. on Nov. 18.
The girl was selling cookies to raise money for the Humane Society. She had an adult supervisor a short distance away moving a table. Police say it was during this time that Hurd approached the girl and began asking her questions about the cookies. Authorities say he allegedly indecently assaulted the minor moments later.
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Hurd was arrested on Nov. 28 following an investigation. The exact charges he is facing are unclear.
Thursday, a judge set Hurd's bail at $500 and ordered him to stay away from the victim.
While Hurd's arrest record is minimal, he does have a history of mental health issues, including a suicide attempt back in 1997 in which he told officers he would hang himself and asked for their handgun to shoot himself.