Thursday, June 2, 2022

Juvenile males assault adult female and make lewd announcement on Orange Line train.

 On June 1, 2022 at approximately 9:54AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Green Street Station for reports of juveniles who illegally gained access to the motor person's cab of the train and were using vulgar, offensive and sexually charged language on the PA system. Upon arrival officers were met by an adult female who relayed the following: while traveling on an Orange Line train between Jackson Sq. and Stony Brook two juvenile males were making vulgar announcements over the train's PA system. When the train arrived at Green Street Station an adult passenger on the train yelled at the juveniles "You need to be in school!". Following that comment the reporting party was struck in the back of the head by the juveniles. The juveniles also made additional comments relative to what they(juveniles) wanted the reporting party/victim to do to them sexually. 

Transit Police officers approached the offending juvenile males and despite their best efforts could not obtain any form of cooperation from them. The juvenile males, age 14, were placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ were their legal guardians were contacted. Transit Police will seek charges for Assault & Battery and trespassing. 

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable