Man arrested for rape in Building 2 Tuesday morning

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MIT Police question Jason Reed in connection with a sexual assault shortly after 3:45 a.m. this morning. Reed was arrested on two counts of rape and one count of trespassing.
John A. Hawkinson—The Tech

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning on campus and charged with two counts of rape and one count of trespassing.

Around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, the MIT Police received a report of a sexual assault on the first floor of Building 2, probably in a classroom. Police responded and assisted the victim with medical attention, and cordoned off the scene.

Neither party involved was affiliated with MIT, the MIT Police said.

Within the next few hours, MIT Police had arrested Jason Reed, age 30, of Boston, MA on charges of trespassing. He was subsequently charged with the assault.

Reed was arraigned this afternoon and is being held without bail, according to a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

A “dangerousness hearing” on Reed is scheduled for Friday, April 2.

Reed was previously convicted of assault and battery and sentenced to three months in jail on March 16. He may have received jail credit.