Man charged as Green Line groper

Transit Police report arresting a Salem man on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a trolley at Copley Friday afternoon.

According to police:

At approximately 1:20pm a female reported the following to Transit Police: as she was travlling on an outbound Green Line trolley she was Indecently Assaulted by an unknown male as the train departed Copley MBTA station.

Frentz Joseph, 32, was arrested around 7 p.m. yesterday at Park Street, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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Poor trolley

When I first read the post, "indecent assault and battery on a trolley," all I could think about was the poor trolley that already has to deal with so much every day.

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Agree it would be interesting to see stats of convictions.

Reading this story (I admit I only skimmed), she said he groped. If that's the only evidence against him, I would be surprised if a jury convicted him.

If I were a juror, I think I'd need a confession, a history of similar crimes/acusations, witnesses, or some other corroboration to get to 'beyond a shadow of a doubt".

What would also be interesting

If they had any evidence that these arrests were reducing the prevalence of groping on the T, because people know how and where to speak out against it.

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