Boston, MA (April 19, 2022) – A man from the Allentown, Pennsylvania area was taken into custody on Friday evening, April 8, in connection to an indecent assault and batteries incident that occurred on Tuesday, April 5.
According to reports from the Boston Police Department, on Tuesday, just after 8 p.m., a female was walking in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Spofford Road when she was assaulted by a male. The man then ran from the scene.
On Thursday, April 7, authorities were informed that a second female was walking in the area of Glenville Avenue when she was assaulted by a man matching the description of the man provided by the first woman. The man then fled the scene toward Harvard Avenue.
Authorities were dispatched at around 5:37 p.m. on Friday to the area of 76 Quint Avenue in Brighton after being informed that a man matching the description of the suspect was in the area.
Responding officers, along with the department’s sexual assault unit, were able to positively identify the man at the location as the suspect of the assaults.
The suspect, 29-year-old Ogonna Chukwudaalu Ofoma, was taken into custody by the Boston Police.
At this time, investigations are ongoing.
Sexual Assault in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, a person can be convicted of indecent assault for a variety of offenses. Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 13H, indecent sexual assault is defined as an intentional and unjustified physical contact with a person’s genital area. This can include but is not limited to, the thighs, buttocks, breasts, pubic area of a female or genital or pubic area or buttocks of a male, or the abdomen area.
Essentially, indecency is defined by contemporary moral values and common understanding practices. Generally, an indecent assault and battery can be any type of physical contact that a reasonable person would consider immoral or offensive.
When victims are subjected to sexual assault and battery in Massachusetts, they often have legal options available to help them recover. Not only do perpetrators face criminal consequences, but they can be convicted in civil court as well.
If you have been subjected to any form of sexual abuse or assault, you must take legal action right away. A sexual abuse lawyer in Boston can make a significant difference when it comes to your ability to get justice.
Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyers
The Boston sexual assault victim attorney at the Law Office of Carmen L Durso has decades of experience helping victims in Boston and across the state of Massachusetts pursue legal action after being harmed.
Our law firm is committed to creating a comfortable environment where we can meet and discuss your case. Our lawyer will help you better understand the legal options available to help you get justice, and we will build the strongest legal case possible to ensure you are able to hold your abuser to account.
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