Sexual assault charges stemming from a February incident were dropped today after officials determined that a North End man was being wrongly accused.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said that the evidence does not support the charges against Ross Currier, 26, WCVB reported.
Currier was accused of indecently assaulting a woman in the foyer of a Unity Street building, taking a picture, and then fleeing the scene in the early hours of Feb. 15.
But while the charges have been dismissed, Currier told the press on Wednesday that the matter is not settled in his eyes. According a report from CBS Boston, he wants someone to take responsibility for his wrongful arrest.
From CBS Boston:
In a press conference Wednesday evening, Currier and his attorney Thomas Merrigan spoke out about the arrest.
"It's nice to hear the charges are dismissed, but the manner in which they were dismissed is unacceptable. I'm an innocent person, my record should reflect that," Currier said. "I certainly feel someone needs to step forward and take responsibility for what happened here. The lack of due diligence by the police and everyone along the way, this could have been prevented. The fact no one has come forward to admit their mistakes is alarming."
Currier was initially identified by an eyewitness while he was playing basketball near his home. He was arrested, asked to provide an alibi, and had his phone examined by a forensics team, the WCVB report said. He was also asked to wear a GPS device that would later prove he was not involved in a March 16 assault.
The incident Currier was charged with was part of a string of assaults in the North End that remain under investigation. Police are asking that anyone with information tied to the attacks contact them.You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me @dougsaffir