Police search for man who attempted to rape woman at Boston Public Garden

The Boston Police Department is searching for a man who is accused of attempting to rape a woman in Boston Public Garden.



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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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Cadaver dogs to search Carole Baskin’s missing husband Don Lewis’ lake house, ex-detective says

The story of “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic and his hunch that his rival Carole Baskin had an alleged hand in the disappearance and presumed death of her husband Don Lewis was taken up a notch on Sunday night during an Investigation Discovery special centered on the unanswered question of what happened to the tiger breeder and amateur pilot.

Jim Rathmann, a retired homicide investigator, told Fox News that cadaver dogs were brought in to aid in the search near one of Lewis’ lake houses and said he can’t possibly fathom what his family might be going through nearly 25 years after Lewis went missing.

“That area near the lake house is going to be explored further,” Rathmann said. “So there’s a lot of information that we’re going to reveal that that hasn’t been heard and that a lot of people are going to be surprised when they see this thing.

Rathmann is leading an investigation to discover the truth, revealing new theories uncovered by private investigators, reliving Lewis’s final days and demeanor with those closest to him, and unpacking evidence exposed by criminal and legal experts in the ID special “Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up,” a three-part extravaganza that aired its first two on Sunday.

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The ex-homicide investigator said the special will provide viewers “a great opportunity” to really let them be the jury, so to speak, on whether there is [Carole Baskin] involvement or not.”

“You know, it’s amazing. 23 years this case was completely unheard of other than the very initial stages,” Rathmann said. “Completely unheard of. And then everybody watched that Joe Exotic saga several months ago [on Netflix] and boom, this is on a worldwide stage. Everybody’s focused on it.”

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Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as 'Joe Exotic,' right, was convicted in an unsuccessful murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin, left, the founder of Big Cat Rescue, who he has repeatedly accused of killing her husband Jack 'Don' Lewis. Lewis' unsolved 1997 disappearance and Maldonado-Passage's accusations are the subjects of Netflix's series 'Tiger King.' 

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as ‘Joe Exotic,’ right, was convicted in an unsuccessful murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin, left, the founder of Big Cat Rescue, who he has repeatedly accused of killing her husband Jack ‘Don’ Lewis. Lewis’ unsolved 1997 disappearance and Maldonado-Passage’s accusations are the subjects of Netflix’s series ‘Tiger King.’ 
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“As an investigator, obviously, there’s a lot of people watching and everybody wants their information and wants to know what’s going on,” Rathmann said of the daunting quest to unearth answers into the Lewis’ disappearance.

“But you let the facts take you where you’ve got to go with the case itself. And unfortunately, we’re 23 years late to the game so that presents a lot of challenges in an investigation. But we’ve been fortunate enough to overcome a lot of those hurdles and get some really revealing information that we’re going to be able to display on this three-hour special.”

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Baskin, a big cat enthusiast who is the archnemesis of Exotic, has maintained her innocence since Lewis went missing in 1997

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Police search for 1 of 3 brothers accused of raping 10yo girl

Wilmer Paz Perez, left, and his brother, Raul Paz Perez, were arrested and booked with first-degree rape, accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

KENNER, Louisiana — Police are looking for one of the three brothers accused of raping a 10-year-old girl in Kenner on September 9. 

35-year-olds Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez have been arrested and are being held without bond at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna after being charged with first-degree-rape of a victim under the age of 13, a release from the Kenner Police Department said.

Police have been looking for the third brother, 31-year-old Elder Paz Perez.

The brothers, who were friends of the victim’s family, were alone in the house with the girl in early September when they started to make sexual advances towards her. 

The three men offered the girl money, but she refused and locked herself in the bathroom before the men somehow unlocked the door and raped her, police said.

Elder Paz Perez already has a second rape allegation involving another victim against him, police reported. 

Anyone willing to share information on the whereabouts Elder Paz-Perez are asked to contact the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free 1.877.903.7867

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NYC kidnapping: NYPD search for man, 3-year-old after abduction at McCaffrey playground in Hell’s Kitchen

HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan (WABC) — Police are searching for the man they believe kidnapped a 3-year-old boy.

The NYPD believe the suspect Dale Smith got into a verbal argument with his ex-girlfriend at the McCaffrey Playground located at 9th Avenue and West 43rd Street in Hell’s Kitchen on Thursday.

He ended up leaving with her 3-year-old son Majesty Brown without her permission.

The kidnapped child is described as Black, 3’5″ tall, 45 pounds, with a medium complexion, brown eye and black hair braided in corn rows. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with orange lettering, black jeans, yellow sneakers with “700” written on the sides.

Smith is described as a 20-year-old Black male, 5’8″ tall, with a light complexion, brown eyes, and black hair in braids. He has a tattoo that says “DALE” on his left arm and a tattoo that says “LOYALTY” on his right arm. Smith was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, white shirt, gray jeans and gray sneakers.

Smith is not the child’s biological father.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

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