Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sex Offender assaults woman on Red Line train.

Christopher Nettles
On May 19, 2020 at approximately 7:45AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to Charles MBTA station to meet a victim of an assault. Upon arrival officers with the victim and were informed of the following: the victim while riding an inbound Red Line train was indecently assaulted by a male, later identified as Christopher Nettles, 46, of Dorchester. The victim provided a description to officers and they ordered train service held and located Nettles still on board the train at the next stop. Nettles was brought back were the victim positively identified him as her assailant.

Nettles was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered Nettles had a warrant in existence for his arrest issued out of Roxbury District Court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

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