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BPD Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Program Assists in Arrest of William Mancortes

At about 8:00 AM on Friday, September 23, 2022, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit, Sexual Assault Unit, and Milton Police arrested William Mancortes, 43, of Hyde Park, pursuant to five outstanding warrants.  The warrants were issued out of the Boston Municipal Court on two counts of Rape, one count of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person 14 years or over. Mancortes was also wanted out of Quincy District Court for one count of Aggravated Rape, and one count of Kidnapping. All the incidents date back to 2017.    

A Sexual Assault investigation led to the utilization of a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit (SAECK) which assisted detectives in identifying the suspect in connection to these separate incidents and could result in further charges as detectives continue their investigations.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court for arraignment on the above-mentioned warrants and this investigation remains active and ongoing.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

If you are a victim of a sexual assault that has or has not been reported to the police and would feel more comfortable seeking confidential advice from a non-law enforcement agency, the Boston Police Department encourages you to call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at 1 (800) 841-8371. BARCC provides free and confidential counseling, case management, legal, and medical advocacy services to survivors in the greater Boston area. 

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