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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.

charles ginsberg July 11, 2012 at 05:02 AM
I believe texas has more
x July 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM
If so, why is Texas gaining residents and jobs as Massachusetts loses both plus congressional representation? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Annmarie July 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM
This guy thinks because he has a title he can get away with anything. He is no different from the guy next door. He obviously had some serious issues and has no respect for his job or women. He needs to be fired for is behavior, hes an embarrassment to the city he represents and the people who elected him into office. She should press charges on him, he should not get away with this. He's a woman beater.
charles ginsberg July 11, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Dear Reverend, the original comment from Lily was, "Why is it that Massachusetts has so many freaks for elected officials?" My response was, "I believe texas has more" Your response has nothing to do with what we were discussing. what does # of residents and jobs of both states hhave to do with our comments? You r going off on some other tangent that has nothing to do with our comments. "reverend concentrate, please."
OldTownie July 11, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Have the last 3 Speakers been convicted of federal feloniesin Texas? Was the Lt. Governor caught going over 100 mph in Texas? Is a state senator from TX serving time for federal conviction on bribery charges? Did a state senator from TX resign after being accused of sexual assault? Is there a state senator from TX that drove around drunk and left the scene of an accident and couldn't even recall where he lived when the police tried to bring him home? Is there a rep in TX that was charged with drunk driving and gross lewdness? Is there a Congressman in TX that has a wife that just got out from her federal prison time? How about a former Senator that killed somebody? A former rep that raped a staffer? It goes on and on. TX isn't even close. RI and IL maybe.
x July 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Charlie, With almost four times the population of Massachusetts, Texas surely has more freaks. But if measured by freaks per square mile the Commonwealth must be the winner. No matter what, Texas is succeeding as Massachusetts is slowly declining. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Abe July 11, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I watched his entourage escort him to his arraignment and was embarassed for our Commonwealth.
Paul July 11, 2012 at 06:18 PM
lie down with dogs and you get flees! In my day, the 60's, THUGS didn't come into Arlington. We had our share of difficulties and tragedies but they were crimes of passion. Today, these thugs say and do whatever without anyone speaking up.... they run for office and foolish voters put them in office.... then, they wake up to find out the THUG is riding around in the wee hours of the morning beating on women. WAKE UP voters.
BD July 11, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Well said Peggy. We now have a governor, who thinks tax payer dollars should pay for jewelry, tatoos, and getting ones' nails done!
steve July 11, 2012 at 09:12 PM
To all the people with negative comments what ever happend to a man having his day in court before you start jumping to conclusion...Innocent til proven guilty!!!
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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