The Berkshire Eagle   reports an East Boston man has been arrested as a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that took place last month on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus.

Khyrin McCarthy, 21, was arrested in Boston on Thursday in connection with the attack, according to an email to the campus community from MCLA Campus Police Chief Daniel J. Colonno. McCarthy was arraigned Friday in Northern Berkshire District Court and due back in court Wednesday.

Around 3 a.m. Oct. 26, a man entered an unlocked townhouse on campus and went into an upstairs bedroom, where he fondled the victim, according to a campus police email.

The man was described as African American, with a thin build and a round head, and wearing a white long-sleeved shirt. The suspect reportedly fled when the victim woke up.

The campus police coordinated with the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Task Force after obtaining an arrest warrant for the McCarthy on Nov. 1.


McCarthy pleaded not guilty in Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday and was remanded to Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction for charges "specific to a burglary and sexual assault."

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