Crime

Transit Police arrest level 2 sex offender for ‘open and gross lewdness’

A man identified as a level 2 sex offender was arrested by Transit Police after they say he committed a lewd act on a subway platform.

Mehmet Beyaztas was arrested for open & gross lewdness.

Mehmet Beyaztas was arrested for open & gross lewdness.

Police say Mehmet Beyaztas, 27, of Boston, followed a woman onto Symphony Station’s inbound platform and “unzipped his pants and committed a lewd act.” The incident happened early in the morning on April 4.

On April 11, police said they identified and arrested Beyaztas as he was passing through the Arlington station. He was charged with open and gross lewdness. Beyaztas is a registered level 2 sex offender. He is also homeless.

Beyaztas is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.

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