Convicted bank robber arrested in Egleston rapes

EGLESTON SQ.—A convicted bank robber who just got out of prison last year was arrested yesterday and charged with two sexual assaults last weekend on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square.

Tikee Jaun Beverly, 37, of Roxbury is facing three charges of rape, according to the Boston Police Department. In the sexual assaults on Feb. 2 and 3, women were lured to an abandoned property in the 2900 block of Washington Street and attacked, according to BPD.

Beverly was already slated to go to trial on Feb. 11 in a separate domestic violence case, according to Jake Wark, spokesperson for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In that case, Beverly alleged beat a woman in Boston in June 2012. He was free on personal recognizance while awaiting trial, according to Wark.

Beverly served almost 10 years in federal prison for bank robbery and was released on May 17, 2012, according to Christina DiIorio-Sterling, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts. He is still under a three-year federal probation in that case, she said. Beverly was arrested by Boston police officers in 2002 and charged in six armed bank robberies, according to the BPD website and Boston Globe archives.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the sexual assaults. Anyone with information can contact the BPD Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting the word “TIP” to 27463.


Updated version: This story has been updated with information about Beverly’s other legal situations.

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