Friday, May 26, 2017

Registered Sex Offender arrested for Lewd Act on MBTA Trolley

Robert Widberg
On May 25, 2017 at approximately 9:30pm Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Coolidge Corner station in Brookline for a report of a male who was conducting himself in a Lewd manner. Upon arrival officers were met by a female victim who relayed the following: while riding on a Green Line trolley she observed a male, later identified as Robert Widberg, 53, of Canton, performing a lewd act. Victim in an attempt to avoid the situation moved away to another seat within the trolley.

Officers approached Widberg, and he was positively identified by the victim. Widberg was placed into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered Widberg is a Registered Level 2 Sex Offender.

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