Boston Police report Officer Henderson Parker was arrested late Sunday night after a woman told police he'd raped her at a Roslindale residence.
Parker, 45, has been suspended with pay and had his service firearm confiscated pending the outcome of the case against him.
Parker has been an officer for 18 years. The Globe reports Parker was suspended for 30 days in 2002 following "a physical confrontation of a domestic nature that resulted in injuries."
Parker lives in Roslindale himself; authorities declined to say if the alleged rape happened at his home.
Parker was arraigned today in West Roxbury District Court. Prosecutors asked for bail of $2,500 on the charges of indecent assault and battery and rape; a judge set bail at $1,000, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He is next due in court Feb. 22.
Williams, convicted of a 1996 rape in Salem, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Williams was already wanted for failing to register as a sex offender for that case as well as for a separate assault-and-battery charge.
In 2002, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled Williams had gotten a fair trial.
The victim tells detectives while in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Shirley Street she was approached by the suspect. He allegedly engaged the victim in conversation. A short time later the suspect forced the victim to the rear of a building and where she was sexually assaulted.
The victim described her attacker as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 35 to 40 years of age, medium build, wearing a pink shirt with a white design on it, blue jeans and brown shoes. The suspect has short black hair with a black goatee approximately an inch in length from the bottom of his face.
Police say after the attack, he ran down Mass. Ave. towards Melnea Cass Boulevard.
If you know anything about the suspect, contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
A Cambridge man is charged with raping an acquaintance who walked with him across the river to watch the fireworks, then rebuffed his amorous advances, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A Dorchester man was charged yesterday with the kidnapping and rape of two women six years ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report, adding they are continuing to look for a second man who allegedly participated in the attacks.
A woman walking on Marion Path near Griggs Park was mugged and fondled at knifepoint by two men around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a Brookline Police report posted on the Jewish Boston mailing list.
The alert, by Sgt. Robert Disario, says the woman was "walking when grabbed from behind by two men, who subsequently stole several of her belongings" and then sexually attacked her.
Both suspects are described as white men, in their 20s and about 6' tall. Both wore black bandanas with white designs covering their faces. One had on a black Champion hoodie; the other a gray hoodie. Both had dark pants.
Police are maintaining "a steady, heavy police presence in the entire area," and are urging women to stay away from poorly lit and lightly traveled areas. That part of Brookline has a number of isolated pedestrian paths up and down hills.
DA: When father heard man trying to rape his daughter he went after him - and chased him down the street and caught himBy adamg - 4/2/10 - 5:02 pm
Rigoberto Reyes, 25, of Allston, was arraigned today on charges he broke into an Empire Street apartment early this morning and attempted to rape a 20-year-old woman, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, the woman screamed around 2:50 a.m., which caused Reyes to flee and woke up her father, who had to duck to avoid getting hit with the broomstick he swung at him. The DA's office says the father chased the man down the street to the nearby Hess gas station, where he managed to corner him and hold him until police arrived.
A Brighton District Court judge set bail at $500,000 on a charge of assault with intent to rape and other charges, the DA's office says. He's next due in court on April 22.
Robert Oliva, 65, of Lynnbrook, NY, was indicted today on two counts of rape of a child and one count of disseminating pornography for an incident at the Sheraton Hotel.
Oliva was a basketball coach in 1976 and took the victim, then a 14-year-old basketball player, on a trip to Boston that summer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. In a statement, the office says Oliva's return to New York proved his undoing, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says, because the Massachusetts statute of limitations on child sex abuse - now 27 years - only applies to time the alleged perpetrator spends in Massachusetts.
This is the second such allegation against Oliva, for many years coach at Christ the King High School in Queens.
"The victims can carry feelings of shame and guilt for decades before they're ready to tell what happened to them," DA Dan Conley said in a statement. "Oftentimes, it's only in adulthood that they realize the abuse was not their fault."
The DA's office says the victim contacted Boston Police last year. His arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court has yet to be set.