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Man charged with indecent assault in East Boston
By Globe Staff
Police charged a man with indecent assault and battery this morning after a woman was allegedly attacked in East Boston, and investigators are trying to determine whether there is a connection to a string of sexual assaults in the neighborhood.
The woman told police she was walking on Lexington Street at 8:44 a.m. when she was grabbed from behind and groped. She said she broke free of the man's clutches and fled.
The woman immediately called police and gave a detailed description of the assailant, saying he was a Hispanic male with short black hair and a medium build. He was wearing a diamond earring in his left ear, a black T-shirt with white and green lettering, jean shorts, and was carrying a black backpack with the letters RW.
Police spotted a suspect riding a bicycle on Condor Street who fit that description. Carlos Alfredo Bonilla, 18, of East Boston, was arrested. He will be arraigned this afternoon in East Boston Municipal Court.
Investigators have been searching for a man responsible for assaulting three women in East Boston earlier this month near Porter Street and the Airport MBTA stop. Bonilla has not been charged with those crimes.