State Police investigating possible sexual assault on Carson Beach

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a possible sexual assault that occurred near a bath house on Carson Beach in South Boston this morning.

State Police units responded to the area around 6:10 a.m. The reported victim was transported to Boston Medical Center by Boston EMS. The suspect is believed to have left the area prior to the report.

The reported victim, an adult female, remains at the hospital undergoing examination. State Police detectives are working on developing a description of the suspect.

Preliminary investigation suggests that a group of people — most likely members of the homeless community — were gathered near the bath house in the early morning. At approximately 4:30 a.m., the victim stated, she was raped by one of the men who were present.

A passerby observed the woman in distress shortly before 6:00 a.m. and called State Police. The investigation is ongoing. No further information is being released at this time.