South End Man Charged With 2010 Rape of Child in Egleston Square

A judge set bail at $20,000 for a South End man accused of a 2010 child rape. The alleged incident took place in an Egleston Square residence. Boston Police arrested Jose Rodriguez, 35, on March 11. He was arraigned the next day on the rape charge as well as one of indecent assault and battery on a child, according to Jake Wark of the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Prosecutors are withholding the exact location of the alleged sexual assault to protect the girl's identity.


The Most Serious Crimes Dropped 11 Percent in JP for 2014

This map, created by Welcome to Dot, shows Part I crimes (i.e. the most serious ones) graphed within a quarter-mile radius. Credit: Welcome to Dot

Statistically, the most serious crimes are down 11 percent in JP for 2014. That's according to Boston Police Sgt. Beth Leary, who passed along that information at Monday night's Jamaica Pond Association meeting. Leary, who closely tracks crime in the E-13 police district, said it was a "really good year" and that JP's result was "one of the best in the city."