Juveniles Connected to Downtown Crossing, Common Attacks Arraigned

Two 13-year-old juveniles were arraigned on Monday, May 2, before Suffolk County Juvenile Court Judge Peter Coyne on various assault charges related to recent attacks in Downtown Crossing and Boston Common.

One of the juveniles was charged with 14 counts from nine incidents and ordered held on $5,000 bail, according to District Attorney Kevin Hayden, while the other was charged with nine counts from five incidents and ordered held on $3,500 bail.

Both juveniles were also ordered to wear GPS tracking bracelets, to leave home only for school or service provider reasons, and to stay away from Downtown Crossing and other areas where the attacks occurred, said DA Hayden.

The charges are in relation to numerous violent incidents at Downtown Crossing, Boston Common and other areas of the city over the past month.

“Our hope and practice is always to keep children from getting involved in court.  But the frequency and seriousness of these incidents demanded an approach that would address the immediate public safety threat presented by these juveniles,” added Hayden.

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