Alfredo R Posada, 22, of Somerville was held without bail in Somerville District Court pending a dangerousness hearing to be held on Tuesday. Posada is charged with one count of assault to rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery.
It's alleged that Posada groped three women in late-night attacks in Somerville. He is said to have followed each woman before attacking them from behind, each woman was walking alone at the time.
At least six such attacks have been reported in Somerville since September. Officers from Cambridge, Medford, Tufts University, Somerville, the FBI and MBTA transit police have all been jointly working together in search for a suspect of these assaults.
Somerville police were patrolling in the Davis Square area Thursday when they observed Posada following three women the police took him into custody at that time and a police lineup was performed later that nigh. Posada was identified by three victims as the person who allegedly had assaulted them.
It was mentioned in the arraignment that Posada suffers from schizophrenia.
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