Harvard man charged with indecent assault and battery of girl, 12

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ACTON — A 19-year-old Harvard man was arrested after allegedly grabbing and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl who was walking down Minot Avenue, police said Tuesday.

Acton police arrested Gregory Collison, of 62 Westcott St., on July 8 and charged him with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. He was held overnight at the Police Department and arraigned Friday at Concord District Court.

Collison returned to court Tuesday for another hearing. The results of that hearing could not be obtained by press time.

The girl was walking home from school on Minot Avenue when Collison got off his bicycle and grabbed her, according to police. The victim was able to escape, and Collison allegedly left the area on his bicycle, according to police. Acton police officers had a good description of the suspect riding the bicycle on Concord Road. They apprehended him after an investigation.