The MBTA Transit Police have charged another man with open and gross lewdness in what has been a series of arrests for misconduct on the train system over the last several months, according to a statement from the MBTA.
A Transit Police officer responded to the inbound platform of Kenmore station on the green line at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to a report that a man, identified as David Bowie of Salem, had been exposing himself.
A victim, who boarded the train at Longwood Station en route to Park Street, said that Bowie pulled up his shorts, exposing himself, according to the statement. She thought it was an accident before he started touching himself while staring at her.
When she walked to the opposite end of the train to avoid Bowie, he pulled his shorts back down, according to another witness, who pointed Bowie out to the Transit Police officer.
Bowie tried to escape from the officer by boarding a train on the opposite track. The officer followed and arrested Bowie, who denied any wrongdoing, the statement said.
Bowie was arraigned this morning in Roxbury District Court. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. He is slated to return to court on Sept. 27.
This is the 20th MBTA arrest for open and gross lewdness this year, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
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