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Police: Teenage girl sexually assaulted at Revere Beach bath house

State Police are investigating a sexual assault Tuesday on a teenage girl in a Revere Beach bathhouse.

State Police reported a teenage girl was sexually assaulted at the Shirley Avenue bathhouse on Revere Beach on Aug. 22, 2017. (Jim Wilson)

The Massachusetts State Police are investigating a reported sexual assault of an adolescent teenage girl at the Shirley Avenue bath house on Revere Beach Tuesday evening.

The victim reported that the assailant, a young adult male, approached her while she was using an outdoor shower at the bath house at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday. The man tried to initiate a personal conversation. When the girl tried to get away from the assailant, he grabbed her, prevented her from leaving, and sexually assaulted her according to a State Police statement released Wednesday morning.

The girl then got away from the assailant. She was at the beach with an adult family member and reported what happened to that family member after they had left the beach.

The family member then brought the victim to the State Police barracks on Revere Beach and reported the assault. The girl was interviewed and then transported to a Boston hospital for examination.

The suspect is described as a young adult Hispanic male with braided hair. At the time of the assault he was wearing a bathing suit and no shirt.

State Police Crime Scene Services troopers and a State Police chemist responded to the bath house to search for and document evidence.

Anyone who may have seen any part of this incident or has knowledge of the suspect, or who may have seen someone matching this description at on near the beach, is asked to please call State Police-Revere at 781-284-0038.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, with assistance from the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. A female Revere Police sergeant also assisted in interviewing the victim at the barracks.

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