• Northeastern student charged in second Mission Hill assault


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - A Northeastern University student charged with assaulting a woman in the Mission Hill area of Boston early Saturday morning has been charged for a second assault which occurred in the same area less than an hour after the first, police said.

    Patrick Barry, 21, of Medford, was arraigned Tuesday in West Roxbury District Court on charges of assault with intent to rape and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. A judge set bail at $20,000.

    On Monday, a judge ordered Barry held in lieu of $30,000 bail on similar charges for the first alleged sexual assault which occurred on Huntington Street near Vancouver Street at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

    During this attack, the victim told police a male suspect jumped out of the bushes near Vancouver Street, grabbed her, and attempted to assault her. The victim was stabbed in the leg before she escaped, police said.

    Less than an hour later, a second victim was allegedly grabbed from behind by a man with a knife near Parker Hill Street. The woman was allegedly knocked to the ground and stabbed in her hand before she was able to escape.

    If Barry posts bail, he will be forced to wear a GPS device. Barry will also be forced to abide by a 9 p.m. curfew, stay away from Mission Hill, Northeastern University, and the Huntington Avenue apartment in which he had been living while attending school. He must also have no contact with any victims or witnesses.

    According to authorities, Barry was first identified by individuals who saw surveillance images that were released to the public. The witnesses told police Barry was bleeding from cuts to his face which he claimed he sustained while fending off a knife-wielding attacker.

    Barry is scheduled to return to court on July 8.

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