‘Lies. …It makes me sick’


“These are serious allegations and as I have said before, they are false,” Arroyo said.

Boston City Councilman Ricardo Arroyo held a press conference to respond to the sexual assault charges. Arroyo is running to become the next district attorney for Suffolk County.

The woman who told Boston police in 2005 that Ricardo Arroyo sexually assaulted her in 2005 when they were high school classmates never wanted to talk about it publicly. She said at the time she was afraid of what Arroyo might do when they were teenagers, and is now afraid of what he might do if he won his campaign for Suffolk District Attorney.

But last week Arroyo held a press conference to push back against a Globe story that revealed he had been accused twice of possible sexual assault in 2005 and 2007, but never charged. Arroyo said he never assaulted anyone and was never told of any investigation.

The 34-year-old Boston councilman has hinted that he was the target of a political smear campaign. Many of his most visible supporters — including U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu — stuck with him.

Read the full story at The Boston Globe.


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