NEWTON (CBS) – Massachusetts State Police say a woman was sexually assaulted along the Charles River in Newton last month.

She was attacked on a path between Bridge Street and the Blue Heron Bridge on Monday, September 21 around 5:30 p.m.

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The 44-year-old woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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Police arrested 32-year-old Leonel Garcia of Waltham. He’s charged with rape assault, larceny and malicious destruction of property.

It’s not clear yet why news of the attack wasn’t made public until now.

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More information is expected later Thursday, a State Police spokesman told WBZ-TV.