UPDATE (12:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6)
Jose Alexis Rodriguez-Laboy was ordered held without bail in Cambridge District Court Friday, at least until a dangerousness hearing Monday, according to WCVB. In addition to the initial indecent assault and battery charge, he is also being charged with enticement of a child under 16.
Rodriguez-Laboy is a father of four, including two teenagers around the victim's age, and an auto mechanic. He allegedly met the Ottoson student on a chat program called hi5, WCVB reports. According to authorities, he tried to kiss her after he picked her up, as the two were heading toward Boston. She asked him to bring her back to school, and, on the way back, things escalated further, according to the report.
Rodriguez-Laboy allegedly told authorities he thought the victim was 20 until he pulled up to a middle school. The victim allegedly just wanted a ride into Boston, but Rodriguez-Laboy wanted sex, according to the report. She fended off his advances, WHDH reports. She was gone for approximately 40 minutes.
A 35-year-old Dorchester man allegedly picked up a 15-year-old female student from Ottoson Middle School during the day Wednesday and drove her to a location away from school grounds.
Jose Alexis Rodriguez-Laboy, of 43 Winthrop St., Dorchester, was arrested Thursday evening at his home by Boston and Arlington officers. He has been charged with indecent assault and battery and more criminal charges may follow, police said.
Police believe Rodriguez-Laboy recently met the student in an online chat room. The student returned to school later in the day, Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan wrote in a Thursday email.
Investigators believe Rodriguez-Laboy acted alone and that there is no threat to public safety at this time.
Rodriguez-Laboy is scheduled to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court Friday, Dec. 6.
The student left Ottoson without authorization, police said. According to Ryan, no other students were ever in any danger, however, strictly as a precautionary measure, the school was placed into a very brief “shelter in place,” as police sorted out the facts of the case.
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