Woman sexually assaulted in South Boston

Police are warning South Boston residents about safety after a woman was sexually assaulted while she was walking home Sunday morning, and they are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the assailant, who fled on a black mountain bike.

The woman was walking near West Second Street between D and E streets when an unidentified male “grabbed her and groped her from behind,’’ Boston police said. The incident took place around 2:25 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The man was described by the victim as tall and muscular, with a medium-brown complexion and “scruffy” facial hair, according to police. He was wearing a dark, sleeveless, hooded sweat shirt.


Police posted suggestions on how people can protect themselves at

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No further information was immediately available.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400.

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