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星期一, 7月 11, 2016

State Police Investigating Sexual Assault Report in East Boston

State Police Investigating Sexual Assault Report in East Boston
Separate Death Investigation Under Way at Constitution Beach 

BOSTON, July 10, 2016--Massachusetts State Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault late last night on Massport property in East Boston, as well as an unattended death on Constitution Beach  this afternoon, State Police Colonel Richard McKeon and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.  

Massport police notified State Police early this morning after speaking to a woman who reported being assaulted by three males in Bremen Street Park several hours earlier. The men have not been identified.  The woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. 

Because the incident took place on Massport property, the investigation is being led by State Police, specifically Troop F detectives and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit.  

In addition to a sexual assault examination and the victim's statements, investigators gathered physical evidence from the area of the reported assault and are seeking assistance from any witnesses who may have been in the area of the park and observed anything unusual between yesterday afternoon and early this morning. Tipsters may contact Troop F detectives at 
617-568-7300 or Suffolk County detectives at 617-727-8817
 
Sexual assault can happen to anyone. While the victims of any crime should call 911 in an emergency, survivors of sexual violence can also call their local rape crisis center for free and confidential services and to discuss their options.  Services by city and town can be found at www.janedoe.org/find_help/search. 
 
In Suffolk County, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (www.barcc.org) offers a free and confidential 24-hour hotline at 800-841-8371. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center provides medical accompaniment and many other free services to victims of rape and sexual assault. Suffolk victim-witness advocates can assist in referrals to BARCC and a wide array of non-profit service providers who can offer additional support and services.


Separately, State Police detectives are also investigating the unattended death of an adult male at the northern end of Constitution Beach this afternoon.  The man, who has not yet been identified but appeared to be in his late 30s, was transported to MGH and pronounced dead at about 2:20 pm. Though a preliminary examination of his body showed no signs of violent trauma, his death remains the subject of an open investigation led by the Suffolk State Police Detective Unit and assisted by the Crime Scene Services Section, troopers from the Revere barracks, and additional State Police assets. At this stage, it does not appear connected in any way with the Bremen Street Park investigation or the arrest of a suspect in the June homicide of Blanca Lainez on Princeton Street.