Somerville Woman Allegedly Jumped from Car to Escape Dorchester State Rep
Boston is talking about assault and kidnapping allegations brought against a young state representative from Dorchester. The victim in the alleged incident is from Somerville.
Dorchester state representative Carlos "Tony" Henriquez has been accused of kidnapping and assaulting a 23-year-old Somerville woman, who allegedly jumped from his rented Zipcar to get away, according to media reports.
On Monday, Henriquez adamantly denied these allegations.
According to a report in the Boston Herald, the freshman state representative picked up the Somerville woman at about 2 a.m. Sunday at the woman's mother's home in Arlington.
The victim told police Henriquez wanted to discuss their "friendship," but when she asked to be taken home, he instead drove her around Boston—in a Toyota Zipcar—and repeatedly punched her, the Herald says.
The Somerville woman told police she jumped out of the car on Forsyth Street near the Northeastern University Law Library, according to the Herald.
According to WHDH, Channel 7, Henriquez issued a statement Monday denying the story. He pleaded not guilty Monday to assault and kidnapping charges, the TV station says.