COHASSET — Chief William Quigley reports that the Cohasset Police Department arrested and charged a man following an incident this weekend on the Border Street Bridge.
WAYNE AIKENS, AGE 57, OF WAKEFIELD, is charged with:
- Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14
- Reckless Endangerment of a Child
- Simple Assault and Battery (three counts)
On Friday, Aug. 13 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Cohasset Police were dispatched to the Border Street Bridge for a report of an intoxicated man harassing minors on the bridge.
Upon arrival, police located a group of teenagers who were pointing in the direction of a man, later identified as AIKENS, stating that he had allegedly pushed a female teenager off the bridge and into the water below.
Police spoke to the reporting party, a 23-year-old Cohasset man, who said he witnessed AIKENS harassing a teenage male before becoming agitated and aggressive. Police then spoke to the teenage male, who said AIKENS approached a group of teenagers on the bridge, encouraging them to jump off the bridge into the water. When one indicated she did not wish to jump, AIKENS allegedly placed his hands around her waist and push her twice. The second push caused the teen to fall approximately 10-15 feet into the water below.
The teenage male also stated that that AIKENS punched him in the arm when he confronted him.
The teenager who fell into the water did not report any injuries as a result of the fall and declined medical treatment at the scene.
AIKENS was placed under arrest and transported to the Cohasset Police headquarters without incident. He was arraigned this morning in Quincy District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.