DA & Police Chief Issue Warning After Random Sexual Assault in Ridge Apt.

Published by Chris Wangler - June 26, 2020.

Law enforcement is warning the public after a woman in her fifties was sexually assaulted in her own apartment in an apparently random attack.

The victim, who lives in the Ridge Apartment Complex, had returned home from walking her dog after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.

“She was physically and sexually assaulted by a man who had apparently entered her home undetected while she was outside,” said a release from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

Investigators believe the suspect may have been in the woman’s apartment for several hours before the attack. “At this time it does not appear the attacker was known to the victim,” said the DA.

A spokesperson for DA Ryan said the suspect is “possibly around 6’ with a slight build, non-white.”

“This very serious assault is especially concerning because it appears to be a random act,” added the DA. She asked residents to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and not walk alone when it’s late or dark.

“Crimes of this nature are exceedingly rare,” said Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson. “Waltham Police have increased patrols in the area to help ensure the safety of the residents.”

If you can assist authorities in this active and ongoing investigation, please contact the Waltham Police Detectives Division at 781-314-3550.