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Suspect Arrested in Lawrence for Indecent Assault & Battery on Minor in Boston

Jonathan P. Santos, 22, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was arrested earlier today in Lawrence – he had been under investigation and wanted for an Indecent Assault & Battery.

The Boston Police Department reported that Santos was arrested this afternoon and formally charged with Indecent Assault & Battery; Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

Indecent Assault & Battery:
The crimes of Indecent Assault & Battery is really just an Assault & Battery but where the unlawful touching involves an ‘indecent act.’ According to Massachusetts law, an ‘indecent act’ is one that is offensive to contemporary standards of decency and most often involving the touching of part of the body considered private.

The crime of Indecent Assault & Battery is punishable by imprisonment for up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections, or for up to 5 years in state prison.

Indecent Assault & Battery is an extremely serious criminal charge, as a conviction will render the defendant to Sex Offender Registration; require him/her to submit a DNA sample to the Massachusetts DNA Database to be compared with other crimes; could result in a term of Community Parole Supervision for life being imposed; and may also serve as a predicate sexual offense for civil commitment as aSexually Dangerous Person.’

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