Malden man accused of South End sexual assault to undergo mental health evaluation

Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24, appeared in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Anthony Smith-Pacheco
Anthony Smith-Pacheco. –Boston Police Department

The Malden man accused of sexually assaulting someone in a Harrison Avenue business in Boston’s South End Sunday has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24, will go to Bridgewater State Hospital for a 20-day evaluation, according to Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Smith-Pacheco appeared in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday on assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery charges. A dangerousness hearing is tentatively set for April 18.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday, and police released a photo Monday asking for help identifying the suspect.


Smith-Pacheco was arrested in Malden on a warrant.