Police: Suspect arrested in attempted rape in Hyde Park

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Police have arrested a suspect in an attempted rape in Hyde Park Tuesday afternoon.

Eric Davis, 67, of Dorchester, was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and charged with assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery and assault and battery of a victim over 65 years of age.

Police say Davis tried to sexually assault a woman in broad daylight in the area of 800 Hyde Park Ave.

As a reminder, law enforcement officials are encouraging people to follow these tips to diminish the likelihood of an attack:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and try to avoid poorly lit or isolated areas.

  • When possible, walk with friends and people you know especially late at night.

  • If you believe someone is following you, change direction, cross the street, seek a populated location and call 911.

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