Salem man charged for alleged lewd behavior on train

A Salem man pleaded not guilty today to a charge that he engaged in lewd behavior on a commuter rail train Saturday.

Adam Morrissey, 19, was arraigned in Salem District Court on a charge of open and gross lewdness, and is being held on $1,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing on Feb. 21.


Morrissey was arrested by MBTA Transit Police detectives on Washington Street in Gloucester at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. He faces a charge of open and gross lewdness, Transit Police said.

Morrisey was first reported to Transit Police by a female passenger who said she saw him touching himself inappropriately while riding the inbound commuter rail train at some point between the West Gloucester and Swampscott stations at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Transit Police detectives received numerous tips after posting an image of Morrissey taken by the female passenger to the agency’s website.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of