Thursday, November 7, 2019

Somerville man arrested for Indecent Assault by TPD

Benjamin Celletti
On November 6, 2019 at approximately 9AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's State Street Station for a reported Indecent Assault. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, an adult female who relayed the following: Victim, while near the fare gates, was approached by a male who attempted to hug and forcefully kiss her. The victim pushed the offending male away and then was Indecently Assaulted by the same male.

Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police Detectives, Benjamin Celletti, 32, of Somerville was identified as the offending male. Celletti was located and placed into custody by TPD and transported to HQ for the arrest booking process.

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