• Salem man accused of serial groping women on MBTA


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Salem man on probation for groping two women at North Station in Boston allegedly groped a third on a Green Line train in Dec. 2012.

    Dane Mullin was arraigned Tuesday on one count of indecent assault for a Dec. 17, 2012 incident that occurred on a train traveling outbound on the E Line.

    A judge imposed an $8,000 bail and ordered him held without bail for allegedly violating the terms of his open probation and on warrants charging him with failure to register as a sex offender and assault and battery.

    According to investigators, Mullin groped the woman just before 7 a.m. between Haymarket and Government Center. The woman got off the trolley after the assault and notified MBTA personnel. She was able to provide detectives with a description of the suspect, whom Transit Police believed might be the man responsible for two similar assaults.

    Detectives used surveillance images to track Mullin down. During an interview, Mullin repoertedly made incriminating statements admitting that he had touched the woman as he traveled from North Station to Park Street on a Green Line trolley.

    Mullin pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault and battery in August 2011 for a pair of incidents at North Station on March 5, 2011. He was sentenced to 2½ years at a house of correction with 18 months to serve and the balance suspended until July 31, 2013. He has prior convictions on similar charges out of Cambridge, Chelsea, and Salem, and may face additional charges arising out of the Transit Police investigation.

    Mullin will return to court June 6.

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