Transit police are lauding wary and courageous victims for a recent uptick in the reporting of train-based sex offenses.
T officials have nabbed four men for sex crimes since the arrest of the neatly dressed Joseph Joyce, who was caught on a surveillance camera running through Kendall station after allegedly groping a teen girl.
“We think when one of these offenses happens and we make an arrest that it does encourage more people to come forward,” said Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan.
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The number of reported sex offenses so far this year is 65 — seven more the same time frame last year. The number of arrests and summonses issued — 19 — is also up.
The T also announced yesterday that it is looking for a man who allegedly took cell phone photos down a woman’s shirt and up another woman’s skirt while on a Green Line train near Government Center earlier this month.