T police: Green Line groper grabbed
By adamg - 5/15/08 - 5:12 pm
A Romanian doctor in town for a medical conference was arrested last night on charges he groped a 15-year-old girl on the Green Line heading inbound from Boylston Street, according to the Suffolk County DA's office: Transit Police responded to the station last night at about 7:45 to find the victim visibly shaken and crying. She reported that she felt the man's hands on her buttocks as she had her back to him – a statement corroborated by three independent witnesses who also spoke with Transit Police. Virgil Baloescu, 60, pleaded innocent at his arraignment this morning in Boston Muncipal Court. He was ordered to surrender his passport and was held in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, the DA's office says. Baloescu is listed as a doctor at the National Institute of Aeronautic and Space Medicine in Bucharest, specializing in neurology and psychiatry. He was apparently here for a meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association at the Back Bay Sheraton.