Woman alleges sex assault in Beacon Hill Park

Section of Beacon Hill Park closed off Sunday afternoon

A 51-year-old man could be charged with sexual assault after a young woman complained to police he attacked her in Beacon Hill Park Sunday afternoon.

The victim, in her 20s, knew the man well and police both had been drinking.

The alleged attack happened between the petting zoo and dog park. The woman fought the man off and punched him in the face. In response to the complaint, police closed off a portion of the park that evening and arrested the suspect in his home on Superior Street. He has been released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 26 and strict conditions not to contact the victim.