On October 3rd, 2012 at approximately 8:30 AM a female victim boarded a Red Line subway train at Charles MGH station. While the train was heading inbound the victim was innappropriately touched by a male, later identified as Ashish Mittal, 38 of Maynard,MA., on two occasions. The victim contacted the Transit Police and reported the incident. A subsequent investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Unit resulted in the arrest of Mittal on October 11th, 2012.
The Transit Police would like to ,once again, applaud the bravery of the victim in this case to come forward and work with our investigators to hold Mittal responsible for his actions. The Transit Police will be tireless in our efforts in investigating sexual assaults and to bring individuals who commit such criminal acts into the Criminal Justice system. If you have ever been the victim of a sexual assault while on the MBTA we strongly encourage you to contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If the assault just occured please call our emergency line at 617-222-1212 or MBTA SeeSay app.