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Charge filed in T groping incident

Dane Mullin

Transit Police

Dane Mullin

A Level 3 sex offender is facing a charge that he groped a woman on a Green Line train in December, the latest in a string of similar cases against him, prosecutors said.

Dane Mullin, 27, of Salem pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court to a charge of indecent assault and battery.

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He allegedly assaulted the woman just before 7 a.m. on Dec. 17 on an E Line train ­between Haymarket and ­Government Center, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. ­Conley’s office said Wednesday.

The judge ordered Mullin held without bail on a probation violation and on open warrants from Salem District Court for failing to register as a sex ­offender, prosecutors said.

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MBTA Transit Police arrested Mullin in February and charged him in connection with the December assault, after questioning him about the theft of a cellphone from a passenger on a Green Line train, Transit Police said.

The arrest in connection with the December assault violated the terms of Mullin’s probation on a past conviction for assaulting two women in separate incidents at North Station in March 2011, prosecutors said. Mullin was sentenced to serve 18 months in a house of correction in that case.

Mullin has four other convictions for indecent assault and battery dating back to 2007, according to the state Sex Offender Registry.

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He is slated to return to court June 6.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.dezenski@
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