The Boston Police Department is searching for a man who is accused of attempting to rape a woman in Boston Public Garden.
A woman called police at about 6 a.m. Monday to report the assault, according to police. She told officers she was walking in the park when she was approached by a man who placed his hand over her mouth while making sexually explicit threats and attempting to remove an article of clothing.
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The woman told police she was able to free herself from the man’s grasp and run to safety.
Boston police are asking the public for help in their effort to find the man. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 617-343-4400. Those who wish to provide an anonymous tip can do so by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME, which is 27463.
Victims of sexual assault who would feel more comfortable seeking advice from a non-law enforcement agency are encouraged to call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center at 1-800-841-8371. BARCC provides free and confidential counseling, case management, legal and medical advocacy services to survivors in the Greater Boston area. To learn more, please click this link.
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