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Man accused of North End assault says he has alibi

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A man accused of a sexual assault in the North End said he has an alibi.

According to police the victim identified Ross Currier as her attacker Monday evening when she saw him playing basketball at a local park. He was arrested a short time later at the park without incident.

“She was 90 to 95 percent positive that was who had assaulted her. She became visibly upset and had trouble speaking and shaking and told police 'that’s him,'” prosecuting attorney Rebecca Corke said.

Currier hid his face in court while the prosecutors laid out the case.

They said on February 15, the alleged victim told police that the suspect pushed her into her apartment building, groped her, and then took a picture of her with his cell phone before running off.

"I'm glad he was arrested but it's definitely unnerving," said North End resident Isabelle Atkinson.

But Currier's attorney said police have the wrong man.

In court, it was revealed that not only did the victim first identify someone else in a line-up earlier, but also that Currier's fiancé said she was with him the night of Valentine's Day.

Defense attorneys said Currier was with has fiancé at the time of the alleged attack, early in the morning of Feb. 15, following Valentine’s Day night.

“At the end of this case he will be exonerated. They have the wrong person and when the evidence is presented I think that will be very clear,” defense attorney Thomas Merrigan said.

Currier is an accountant for Boston Beer Company and told police he does own clothes that match the suspect's description.

Currier was released, but was ordered to wear a GPS tracking bracelet and stay away from the victim.


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