BOSTON (CBS) – A local college student said she was sexually assaulted on the Esplanade late Saturday night, police said.

The student told police she was assaulted as she sat on a park bench near Massachusetts Avenue at around 11:30 pm.

The victim described her assailant as a black male about 25 to 30 years old, 6’1” to 6’2”, about 230 lbs, with short hair and a missing front tooth. She said he was wearing black sweatpants and a green top.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports.

The man is said to have engaged the student in a lengthy conversation before assaulting her.

She fled the area on foot and reported the assault after going to a friend’s residence to call Boston Police.

Police recommend that joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, and others travel in groups if they visit the Esplanade at night.

Saturday’s assault follows a series of unsolved late-night sexual assaults along the Esplanade and in South Boston. The earlier assaults on the Esplanade occurred in June and July of 2007 and July of 2009.

Comments (7)
  1. Norman says:

    The word sexual assult is ambiguious! It implies one of several sexual acts–take your pick. Americans are being TRAINED to become EFFEMINATE. The use of euphemisms has become fashionable amoung programed ZOMBIES, who are TRAINED at government run public training centers , aka schools. Life is what it is, and reality is not governed by the ‘three mpnkeys’ as such: see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. ps, one would expect that the attacker would be a black male.

  2. Ruth says:

    Right on norman, right on.

  3. Cynic says:

    Why not a few Troopers lounging around the area at night?… They do have Female Troopers you know.
    Of course they wouldn’t consider preventing assaults a part of their job so it would certainly have to be a Paid Detail or at least Overtime.

  4. jaygee says:

    In an ideal world, anyone should be able to sit on a bench at the Esplanade or walk thru the Boston Common at midnight but this city hasn’t reached that stage yet. I have seen many young women walking the streets of Boston at 1 and 2 in the morning (alone) and I really wonder how these acts aren’t more prevalent. Fortunately, there aren’t that many sociopaths & rapists among us or it would be a lot worse.

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