July 17, 2024


The September assault was reported to police this previous weekend, police mentioned.

A sexual assault is reported to have occurred on Lesley College’s campus in Cambridge in September. Steve Annear/The Boston Globe

Cambridge police are investigating a sexual assault reported to have occurred on Lesley College’s campus in September.

In accordance with the college, the sufferer was not a Lesley pupil or employees member. The incident was reported to police this previous weekend, Cambridge police mentioned in a press launch Thursday.

A girl informed police she was within the Harvard Sq. space on Saturday, Sept. 23, when she was approached by a person she didn’t know, police mentioned. The person adopted her as she entered Lesley College’s campus and sexually assaulted her within the space of St. John’s Street someday between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

“The Cambridge Police Division is working with the Middlesex District Lawyer’s Workplace to establish the suspect believed to be round Lesley College or Harvard Sq. throughout that timeframe,” the division wrote within the launch.

The suspect is believed to be a 30- to 40-year-old Black man, police mentioned. He’s considered about 5-foot-6 with a medium construct and brown eyes. He’s believed to have facial hair, poor hygiene, and will have been using a scooter.

Lesley College despatched out a group alert in regards to the assault on Thursday, based on a college spokesperson. The college mentioned its Workplace of Public Security is rising patrols on all three campuses.

Anybody with details about the assault or the suspect can contact Cambridge police anonymously by calling 617-349-3370 or on-line at cambridgepolice.org/TIPS.