Police make arrest in indecent assault and battery investigation

On November 17, 2011, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville Police have arrested a 22 year old Somerville man in connection with several recent indecent assaults on women in Somerville and Medford.  Over the past two months, Somerville Police, working together with Cambridge, Medford, Transit and Tufts University Police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, have arrested Alfredo Romero Posada after a two month long investigation of area assaults on women.  A special task force was formed to conduct this investigation since mid September.  The Task Force utilized surveillance teams, Decoy Officers and Saturated Patrols in the Davis Square and Porter Square neighborhoods.  Posada was observed in the Davis Square area on October 29 by officers assigned to this task force.  Surveillance officers were able to stop and identify him as a potential suspect as he was approaching a woman walking alone.

As a result of that intervention, and the follow-up investigation, Posada was ordered by the Middlesex Grand Jury to appear in a line-up at Somerville Police Headquarters tonight.  Posada was identified by the victims of two Somerville incidents and one Medford incident.  He will be charged with three counts of assault with intent to rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery.   Posada was identified as the assailant in a September 10 incident on Wallace Street and a September 24 incident on College Avenue.  He will also be charged in connection with an October 22nd incident on College Avenue in Medford.

Chief Thomas Pasquarello expressed his gratitude to all of the investigators and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office who worked long hours over the past two months to identify and apprehend this suspect.   “We are grateful for the courage and cooperation of each victim and the support that we have received from the community and our law enforcement partners” said Chief Pasquarello.

Posada will be arraigned tomorrow in Somerville District Court.  No photo will be released at this time.


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