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State Rep. Carlos Henriquez Accused of Assaulting Woman in Arlington

Prosecutors believe the alleged assault began in Arlington shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Henriquez, D-Dorchester, has called the allegations "completely untrue."

State Rep. Carlos Henriquez, of Dorchester, was arrested early Sunday morning near Forsyth Street in Boston, after allegedly choking and punching a 23-year-old female college student while driving around the city.

The first-term Democrat pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, kidnapping, witness intimidation and larceny under $250 Monday in Roxbury District Court, according to the Boston Globe. He called the allegations “completely untrue,” the report states. He was released on $1,000 cash bail.

Arlington Connection

The assault charge against Henriquez, 35, is being referred to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, according to CBS Boston, as prosecutors believe the assault took place in Arlington, shortly after Henriquez picked the woman up from her mother’s Arlington home at 2 a.m. Sunday.

According to the Globe story, Henriquez wanted to meet with the woman to discuss their relationship. The woman told police that after Henriquez picked her up, their conversation heated up and then he drove around Boston for two hours, choking and punching her and forcibly keeping her in the car, the article states.

The woman told police that she eventually jumped out of the moving vehicle on Forsyth Street in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, according to the Globe. Police observed scratches and bruises on the victim. She declined medical attention.

Check back with Arlington Patch for updates as they become available.

x July 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Even if the charges are true it would put Carlos is good stead with fellow Democrats. At the state level how many are in prison now? It is so easy to lose track. Let's make it three at Wilkerson, Turner and DiMasi. Tierney's wife if out - that's good. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
I. M. Fedup July 12, 2012 at 03:35 PM
The sad thing is that he will be reelected....just remember who he represents....the news is full of soundbites from his supporters extolling his attributes...interesting sidelight: Note his attorney, and her "connections"....is anyone really surprised?
Dennis July 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Peggy - which Arlington did you grow up in? The one I grew up in was pretty rough and tumble. I remember an MBTA bus being destroyed returning from a hockey game at the Boston Arena. (we lost). I remember a prominent athlete renowned for biting someone's ear off. (he was sent to the Marines). I remember rumbles. I remember motorcycle clubs at Spy Pond and fights with the police. I loved old Arlington, but it is a far more gentile place today. Let's be real here...
Tim July 16, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Well what I think what Peggy is trying to say is Arlington was a nice " Irish Catholic " town , where a certain element wasn't to visible. Heck I remember playing football on the early 80's and having my parents endure hearing racial terms everytime stepped onto the field because I was the only minority on the team . How Arlington has changed .So see Peggy is in a time warp. She remembers Arlington as the old days when the " special kids" couldn't have possibly done that.. All I know is the " Prince in the Prius " is laughing at this Rep. For getting charged in Arlington and he got away with his crime in Arlington ...
Tim July 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Oh there's my friend Charlie Greenberg ... How's the house selling ?? Looking good these days I see .. Keep selling to these nut cases who overpay please !!!! I am not ready to sell my houses yet and move to Marshfield , Yes I said the " Irish Riviera " wait til they see me move into the neighborhood..It will almost be like Southie in the 70's ... Yes Charlie I can't Stand Arlington

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