Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Malden man exposes himself on Orange Line train.

James Sacchetti
On January 11, 2017 at approximately 12:15am Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Forest Hills station for a report of a man exposing himself. Upon arrival officers were met by the a victim, an adult female, who relayed the following information to officers: while travelling on an Orange Line train a male, later identified as  James Sacchetti, 30, of Malden, approached the victim and initiated a conversation about the recent Presidential Election. Sacchetti, assuming the victim voted for Secretary Clinton, made reference to that being a poor choice. The victim responded by informing Sacchetti her vote is her personal choice and business. At this time the victim alleged Sacchetti stood up from his seat, unbuckled his belt lowered his pants/underwear and exposed himself to her. Sacchetti then exited the train.

Officers quickly located Sacchetti at the north end of the station by the exit stairway. Sacchetti was placed into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. A passenger on the train also came forward and corroborated the victim's statement.

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