Level 3 Sex Offender Arraigned for Exposing Himself in Forest Hills Area, Attempted Rape on Same Day

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A level 3 sex offender who allegedly exposed himself in the Forest Hills area on July 18, and had earlier tried to rape and kidnap a different victim earlier that day, was arraigned in two district courts on Tuesday for multiple charges.

Kennedy Colson was arraigned on July 23 at two municipal courts on charges of intent to rape, kidnap, exposing himself in the Forest Hills area, and more. (Photo from tpdnews411.com)

Kennedy Colson, 29, who provided the address of a Boston homeless shelter during booking, was arraigned on Tuesday at Roxbury Municipal Court and the West Roxbury Municipal Court for alleged crimes that all occurred on July 18, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

He was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of assault with intent to rape, kidnapping, open and gross lewdness, assault and battery, and trespassing. He allegedly assaulted a victim shortly before 1 pm at a Northeastern University building.

He was held without bail pending a July 26 dangerousness hearing under Chapter 276, Section 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws.

Colson was also arraigned on Tuesday in West Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of open and gross lewdness and failure to register as a sex offender. He allegedly exposed himself on an Orange Line train near Forest Hills station while making lewd comments to a female passenger shortly after 1 pm that same day. Bail was set at $5,000 for those charges.

Colson was caught on July 20 by an MBTA Transit Police officer, who recognized the defendant from a review of the MBTA's public safety cameras. He was detained at the corner of Ukraine Way and Washington Street in Jamaica Plain, and placed into custody, according to the MBTA Transit Police.

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