May 21, 2024


Amos Sykes, 35, allegedly punched a girl within the head and tried to take off her garments. He faces a number of prices.

Amos Sykes was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court docket Monday for an alleged sexual assault on a girl on a South Finish road on Saturday. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe

A decide ordered {that a} 35-year-old Quincy man accused of punching a girl within the head and attempting to take off her garments be held with out bail at a dangerousness listening to on Wednesday.

Authorities have charged Amos Sykes with assault and battery inflicting severe bodily damage, indecent assault and battery, assault to rape, strangulation, assault and battery with a harmful weapon, and assault and battery, in reference to an assault that occurred Saturday evening in Boston’s South Finish.

A not responsible plea was entered on his behalf at his arraignment Monday, and he was held with out bail pending Wednesday’s dangerousness listening to.

On the listening to, Boston Municipal Court docket Decide Richard Sinnott deemed Sykes harmful and ordered him held with out bail, the Suffolk County District Legal professional’s workplace stated.

“This brutal, random assault is precisely the kind of incident for which it’s in one of the best public curiosity to maneuver ahead with a dangerousness listening to,” District Legal professional Kevin Hayden stated in an announcement. “We’re selective in our requests for dangerousness findings, with safety of the general public as our dominant deciding issue.”

At about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, the sufferer was strolling on Columbus Avenue when Sykes allegedly grabbed her from behind and compelled her to the bottom, Boston police stated beforehand. He then allegedly punched her within the head and tried to take off her garments.

Officers responded to the scene at West Canton and Appleton Streets round 9:40 p.m. and noticed a witness combating with Sykes to attempt to defend the sufferer, police stated.

Sykes allegedly tried to flee on foot, however was quickly arrested, in accordance with police. First responders took the sufferer to a hospital with non-life-threatening accidents.

The witness has been recognized as South Finish resident Sam Holder, The Boston Globe reported. He instructed the newspaper he was in his residence watching a soccer sport along with his father when he heard the sufferer scream from the road under.

Holder stated he ordered Sykes to get off the sufferer, the newspaper reported. Sykes allegedly refused and instructed Holder he had a gun. Holder then punched Sykes, the Globe reported.

“It was loopy. Folks have been recording her within the strategy of being raped,” he instructed the newspaper whereas shaking his head in disbelief. “I’ll always remember that.”

Police discovered the sufferer together with her pants pulled down, NBC10 Boston reported. Holder recalled that her face was bloody, and police stated she was significantly injured and had cuts on her face, in accordance with the information station.

Holder’s intervention allowed the sufferer to flee, NBC10 Boston reported. Hayden praised Holder for his bravery on Monday.

Sykes is due again in court docket on Sept. 13 for a possible trigger listening to.