June 22, 2024


Suffolk District Lawyer Kevin Hayden praised the “terribly courageous intervention” of a neighbor who heard the girl’s screams and rushed to assist.

Amos Sykes was arraigned in Boston Municipal Courtroom for the alleged sexual assault on a lady, on a South Finish road, on Saturday. Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe

A Quincy man was ordered held with out bail Monday as he faces costs for allegedly assaulting a lady and making an attempt to take away her garments throughout an assault within the South Finish Saturday night time. 

Amos Sykes, 35, appeared in Boston Municipal Courtroom and was charged with assault with intent to rape, strangulation or suffocation with severe bodily damage, and assault and battery with severe bodily damage, amongst different offenses, in response to The Boston Globe. It was not instantly clear whether or not he had an legal professional who may communicate to the fees.

A choose ordered Sykes held with out bail pending a dangerousness listening to Wednesday, the Suffolk County District Lawyer’s Workplace stated. A not responsible plea was entered on his behalf.

Boston police beforehand stated the decision got here in at about 9:39 p.m. Saturday for an assault and battery in progress within the space of Appleton and West Canton streets.

The lady had been strolling on Columbus Avenue when Sykes allegedly grabbed her from behind, pressured her onto the bottom, punched her within the head, and tried to take off her clothes, police stated in a press launch. 

Officers arrived on the scene and noticed a witness preventing with Sykes in an try to defend the girl, police stated. Boston EMS took the girl to a neighborhood hospital with nonlife-threatening accidents.

In an announcement Monday, Suffolk District Lawyer Kevin Hayden stated the “nightmarish assault … would doubtless have resulted in an excellent worse consequence if not for the terribly courageous intervention of a Good Samaritan.”

Hayden added: “In circumstances like this the sufferer’s accidents usually transcend the bodily. Our workplace has advocates specifically educated to deal with the sort of trauma, and they are going to be by this sufferer’s aspect all through the court docket course of and after. I thank Boston Police for his or her fast response and arrest and I’m particularly grateful for this Good Samaritan’s brave motion.”

The Good Samaritan, Sam Holder, instructed WHDH that he and his father had been watching a soccer sport after they heard the girl screaming for assist. 

“We heard a shriek … so I got here exterior,” Holder instructed the information outlet. He recalled seeing the girl laying on the bottom with Sykes allegedly on prime of her.

“I simply jumped in, I had no different alternative,” he instructed WHDH. “She was screaming and bloody, along with her pants down round her ankles.”

In a separate interview with WCVB, Holder shied away from reward. 

“I’m not a hero. I’m not a hero in any respect,” he instructed WCVB. “I simply did what any man ought to do.”