A man banned from the T in 2008 for groping women was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges he groped a woman on the Green Line Thursday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to an MBTA Transit Police report, Jacob Shin, 36, of Newton, and his alleged victim were on an outbound D trolley around 5:45 p.m. when Shin moved closer to her as the train approached Hynes. Police say Shin then put his hand high up on her inner thigh. Shin allegedly said "Sorry," when the woman told him to knock it off. He then got off the train at Hynes, the report says.
The report continues that police showed the woman video of passengers leaving through the station fare gates. When she picked out a suspect, police were able to call up his CharlieCard information, which said it was registered to Shin. He was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery around 5:45 p.m.
Shin pleaded innocent at his arraignment. Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons set bail at $5,000 and ordered that if Shin makes bail he has to stay off the T and wear a GPS monitoring device, the District Attorney's office says.