Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman in Brookline

A man is facing several charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in Brookline, Massachusetts.

According to Brookline police, they responded to the area of Thorndike Street at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday morning.

A female victim reported she had been sexually assaulted at about 2:30 a.m. as she walked home from a friend's house on Commonwealth Avenue.

She said an unknown man approached her in the area of 1202 Commonwealth Avenue and started to make conversation. She declined to engage in conversation, police said.

The victim said the suspect then took her phone and keys. She then continued to walk towards her home and was grabbed and pulled into an alley near Thorndike Street, police said.

The suspect then allegedly sexually assaulted and choked the woman.

She was able to escape and get to a safe place, police said.

According to police, the information that the woman and her friends told them led to the arrest of 20-year-old Mainor Edgardo Suazo-Martinez.

Police say they located him in the area of Brighton Avenue and Harvard Street at about 3:19 a.m. Saturday.

Suazo-Martinez is charged with assault with intent to rape, strangulation and kidnapping.

According to police, he also has a warrant in Boston for statutory aggravated rape of a child.

Suazo-Martinez is being held on $100,000 bail and is due in Brookline Court on Tuesday. It is unclear if he has an attorney.

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