The Boston Police Department reports arresting Jude Despage, 18, on charges he used a knife to hold up three women Thursday and that he is also suspected of robbing two more on Friday - and sexually attacking one of those.
According to police, Despage held up three women at knifepoint beetween 12:30 and 3 p.m. on Thursday in the Fields Corner/Meeting House Hill area "A fourth similar robbery also occurred on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM. At about 8:30 AM, a fifth incident occurred approximately half a mile away. In each incident, a female victim reported she was robbed of property by a male with a knife. In the fifth incident, the suspect robbed the victim at gunpoint and then sexually assaulted her."
Police say all five victims gave similar descriptions of their attacker and his clothing and behavior: "Due to the close proximity of the incidents and the similarity in the suspect descriptions, valuables targeted, and modus operandi of the suspect, detectives believed these incidents may be related. Investigators at the Boston Police Department, Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), and outside agencies worked quickly to make these connections and gather evidence in each case. Within only a few hours, detectives had identified a suspect and set up surveillance at his residence."
Despage was arrested Friday afternoon. He was arraigned in Dorchester court on Monday and ordered to be held on $25,000 cash bail.