Juvenile due in court for indecent exposure case

A juvenile has been identified as a suspect in an indecent exposure incident in the Peabody Terrace, a high rise apartment building owned by Harvard University in Cambridge, according to the school and Cambridge police.

Officials would not disclose the suspect’s gender or the charge the juvenile is facing. The juvenile is not in custody but was summoned to appear for arraignment Tuesday in Middlesex Juvenile Court in Cambridge, according to Cambridge police.

According to a posting by Harvard University Police, a female graduate student was entering her apartment building around 2 p.m. this Tuesday.


“She observed an unknown male indecently exposing himself to her,’’ police said in a community advisory.

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The woman told police that as she was heading to her apartment, she “again observed the same male in the building. She immediately entered her apartment and contacted the police.”

Cambridge police said they will provide more information following the juvenile’s court appearance. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

The Peabody Terrace investigation is not connected to an incident being investigated by Somerville police where a Harvard University student was attacked by a man after she left the Porter Square Red Line station early Monday morning, police said.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect in that incident.

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.