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Man arrested in Virginia in connection with home invasion and sex assault in Jamaica Plain, police say

A 55-year-old Boston man was arrested Tuesday in Virginia for allegedly committing a home invasion and sexual assault in Jamaica Plain in October, authorities said.

Washington Pearson was placed into custody by the US Marshals Service in Norfolk, Va., on a warrant issued out of West Roxbury Municipal Court stemming from an Oct. 24 attack on the Arborway, Boston police said Wednesday.

The warrant charges Pearson with attempted murder, strangulation or suffocation, armed robbery, assault to rape, and breaking and entering. He will be brought back to Massachusetts to face the charges at a later date. It wasn’t known if Pearson had hired a lawyer.

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Police have said the attack occurred around noon in a home on the Arborway, though officials haven’t disclosed the age or gender of the alleged victim.

Material from prior Globe stories was used in this report.


Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.