Bank robber charged with rapes

February 15, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Boston Police Department) Tikee Jaun Beverly.

EGLESTON SQ.—A convicted bank robber who just got out of prison last year was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with two sexual assaults days before 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.

Beverly was arrested on the rape charges after being spotted on Notre Dame Street and telling officers that he was headed to JP’s District E-13 Police Station to “clear my name,” according to the DA’s Office.

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.