Dear Readers,

We’ve heard from many of you about our coverage yesterday about a serial groper who has been targeting women in and around Boston University’s campus. While our intention was to raise awareness of sexual assault and harassment within our community, it's clear that that is not what was conveyed with our cover and headline.

Sexual assault is a largely silent epidemic in communities worldwide that affects women, men and children. Survivors of all backgrounds should feel comfortable talking about their experiences without fear that they will be judged or blamed by others. We will try harder in our future coverage to ensure that that will happen.

Lastly, if you know anything about the perpetrator of the serial assaults occurring in the area around Boston University, we urge you to report it to the Boston Police Department or the Boston University Police.

The Metro Boston Staff

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