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Alert issued after sexual assaults reported

Boston police detail 2 attacks

Boston Police issued a community alert on Sunday night after two sexual assaults were reported over the weekend at an abandoned property on Washington Street in Roxbury. Both victims described a similar attacker.

The first assault occurred on Saturday morning at around 11:26 a.m, according to the alert, which was posted on the Boston Police Department website. The victim told police that she was approached by a man who began talking to her, and led her to an abandoned property at 2900 Washington St., where he sexually assaulted her then fled.

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The victim described the suspect as a clean-shaven black man in his 30s, between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 9, and weighing between 150 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark-colored knit winter watchman’s style cap, a blue jacket with a green under-collar, light-colored pants, and dark-colored sneakers with a white tip and a side stripe.

Police said the second assault occurred on Sunday morning at around 7:50.

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The victim told police that she had met the suspect earlier in the week, and they had agreed to meet at a local establishment. On Sunday, the two met on Washington Street, and the man led her to the abandoned property where he sexually assaulted her, according to the alert.

The suspect was described as a clean-shaven black man in his 30s, between 5 feet 9 and 5 feet 10, weighing about 200 pounds with a husky build. The man was wearing a blue winter hat, a blue winter jacket, dark-colored pants, and possibly black boots, according to the alert.

Both incidents are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400.

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Community members who want to assist anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Victims of sexual assault can contact the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24-hour hotline at 1-800-841-8371.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com.
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