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Transit Police arrest suspect in rape at Tufts Medical Center MBTA station

A 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping someone at the Tufts Medical Center stop on Aug. 4, the MBTA Transit Police said Tuesday.

Steven Wade Coffey, who’s believed to be homeless, was arrested on a warrant for the alleged sexual assault, police said. Coffey, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds, allegedly committed the rape at 2:30 a.m.The victim’s gender and age weren’t disclosed.

Coffey was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court on one count of felony rape. He is due back in court for a dangerousness hearing on Sept. 8, court records show.


His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday evening.

Correspondent Jeremy C. Fox contributed to this report.

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