A graduate student from Harvard University was charged with Massachusetts Sex Crimes for allegedly sexually assault a woman on an MBTA train.
The Harvard graduate student is reportedly scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Cambridge District Court on one charge of Indecent Assault & Battery.
According to the MBTA Police, the man allegedly assaulted a woman on the red line train at near Kendall Sqaure on November 28. He later allegedly got off the train in Boston at Park Street.
The man was reportedly arrested last Friday after he was identified following a surveillance photo from the MBTA was posted in stations and on the internet.
The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Indecent Assault & Battery involves an 'indecent touching' without the person's consent. A conviction for this sex crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections or up to 5 years in state prison.
In addition, a conviction for the sex crime of Indecent Assault & Battery renders the person subject to Sex Offender Registration; as well as requiring him/her to submit a DNA sample to the state's database.