Ricardo Arroyo this afternoon got his redacted BPD file, from which he released some documents including e-mails from both BPD and an assistant Suffolk County prosecutor declaring there was no case.
Arroyo, who has said he didn't assault anyone, posted copies of the documents, which include e-mails from a sexual-assault detective and the assistant DA who investigated allegations against him on Twitter at 3:27 p.m., related to 2005 allegations by a woman who has told the Globe she stands by her story that Arroyo pressured her several times for oral sex and threatened her over e-mail when they were students at the O'Bryant School.
Around 1 p.m., an hour before Arroyo was set to have the documents released to him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, rather than acting DA Kevin Hayden's campaign, released an official statement pre-emptively calling Arroyo a shameful liar:
We have thoroughly reviewed our entire unredacted file regarding the sexual assault allegations against Ricardo Arroyo. Nothing in the file suggests or indicates that the allegations were unfounded. Also, nothing in the file questions the validity of the victim’s statements. The campaign to sabotage this victim’s credibility is shameful.
In fact, according to an e-mail in the file from Tara Burdman, then an assistant Suffolk County DA assigned to the case, "there was no crime committed." BPD records called the allegations "unfounded."
Arroyo responded by calling Hayden the liar, and now possibly a law breaker, for having the file re-opened on his own and making the comment he did. He also blasted whoever leaked the story to the Globe for trying to throw the election.
The Globe, which reports it got a copy of the file on its own, however, said one document shows that when an assistant DA told her what happened did not rise to the definition of rape, the teen insisted what happened was "not consensual."
The filed Arroyo released were about this case, rather than a second BPD investigation in 2007, also never prosecuted, involving a second woman whose lawyer has said Arroyo never did anything to her.