(Update) Alleged Valentine’s Day attacker arrested in Boston’s North End
Update: On April 9 the Suffolk district attorney’s office dropped the charges against Currier following their investigation.
The man who allegedly assaulted a woman and then took her photo on Valentine’s Day in the North End has been arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery.
According to the Boston Police Department, the victim recognized her alleged attacker, who has since been identified as 26-year-old Ross Currier of Salem Street, as he played basketball on Monday evening. She then contacted authorities, who rushed to the scene and arrested him.
An attorney for Currier insisted the victim had misidentified Currier, and said his client was an innocent man who was with his fiancée on the night of the attack. Currier was released on personal recognizance, and ordered to avoid contact with the victim and wear a GPS bracelet.
“[The victim] called the sexual assault unit, called the investigator assigned to her case. That investigator contacted the district, to make sure we got a uniformed car down there and we got them down there in short order, and the suspect was taken into custody,” Boston Police Superintendent Robert Merner said in a statement on Monday evening.
About 1:11 a.m. on Feb. 14, officers responded to the scene of the crime near Unity Street in the North End.
The female victim told police that while entering her foyer, a suspect pushed his way in behind her and indecently assaulted her. The victim further reported that the suspect then took a photo with his cellphone and fled the area toward Tileston Street. Follow Metro Boston on Twitter: @MetroBOS