Friday, November 18, 2016

Pair arrested for Lewd Activity at Back Bay station

Michael Leate
On November 17, 2016 at approximately 9PM a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Back Bay station. While walking through the men's restroom the officer observed a man and woman, later identified as Michael Leate, 36 of Boston and Shauna Keller, 25 of Braintree, engaged in sexual activity in a bathroom stall. The officer interrupted the duo, a subsequent investigation revealed Leate was in possession of stolen checks and Keller was in possession of a controlled substance believed to be heroin. Additionally, Keller furnished a false name to officers. It was later determined Keller had warrants in existence for her arrest issued from Salem District Court for Possession of a Class A Drug and Shoplifting and East Boston District Court for Possession of a Controlled Class B Substance.

Shauna Keller
Leate and Keller were placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Both will face Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct. Leate will additionally be charged with Possession of Stolen property and Keller will be additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and False name at Booking.

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the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt