UPDATED: Juvenile in custody for alleged assault on woman with baby

From Wareham Police: On Sunday morning at about 10:15 a.m., a female was out walking with her baby on 11th Street near Waban Avenue. During the course of her walk she observed a male on East Boulevard, and then a few moments later while on 11th Street the male came up from behind and physically accosted her before running off. The victim was able to snap a picture of him fleeing on 11th street toward the East Boulevard area. Officers under the command of Sgt. Kevin Reilly canvased the area extensively, however could not locate the suspect.

The male is described to be in his late teens or early twenties, 5’10” to 6’ tall, stocky muscular build, about 200 lbs, with short reddish brown hair. He was wearing a short sleeve blue athletic shirt, long black athletic pants, and sneakers with a distinctive white bottom with a wide black stripe across the sole.

The victim was uninjured and we are asking for the assistance of the public in identifying this male. If you any information that you think would help, please contact the Wareham Police Department at (508) 295-1212.

UPDATE: On Sunday afternoon with the investigation ongoing into the assault incident, Officer James White remembered an individual he had dealt with recently who fit the description of the suspect. With the assistance of members of the Detective division, the suspect, a juvenile male, was interviewed and subsequently placed under arrest. He is charged with indecent assault and battery and accosting another person.

AUDIO: Wareham Police Lt. John Gerard announced Sunday evening that a juvenile was in custody in connection with the assault:

Photos by Wareham Police/CWN

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