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Irish firefighter, 37, is arrested ‘for raping woman, 28,’ at hotel during Boston St Patrick’s Day celebrations – with cops forced to stop his plane on airport tarmac after he tried to flee to Dublin

  • Terrence Crosbie, a 37-year-old Dublin resident, was taken from a plane bound for Ireland on Saturday
  • Officials said Crosbie was due to return to Dublin on Tuesday, but had booked a flight for 10:10pm on Saturday after his interview with police

An Irish firefighter has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Boston.

Terrence Crosbie, a 37-year-old Dublin resident, was taken off a plane bound for Ireland on Saturday as he tried to flee the country following an interrogation about the alleged rape of the 28-year-old woman, police said.

The alleged victim told police Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital that she had been sexually assaulted earlier that same day at the Omni Parker House by a member of the Dublin Fire Department.

Investigators say they have security footage of the hotel and bar and restaurant The Black Rose, where Crosbie and the alleged victim had been on Thursday, as reported by police. Boston sphere.

Crosbie has been charged with rape and is being held on $100,000 bail.

The alleged victim told police on Friday that she had been sexually assaulted earlier that same day at the Omni Parker House by a member of the Dublin Fire Brigade

If he posts bail, he will be ordered not to leave the state of Massachusetts and his passport will be confiscated.

‘As always in these cases, the willingness of the victim to come forward is crucial. This victim deserves tremendous credit for doing that in this case,” said Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden.

“I am grateful for the alertness of the police when they became aware that Mr. Crosbie was attempting to leave the country before he could be held accountable for his actions.”

Officials said Crosbie was due to return to Dublin on Tuesday after arriving with his colleagues on Thursday, but had booked a flight for 10.10pm following his interview with police on Saturday.

He then boarded an even earlier flight from Logan International Airport around 7 p.m.

Crosbie is due back in court on April 16.

Dublin Fire Brigade said on Tuesday he had been placed on leave.

They said in a statement: ‘We cannot comment on the specific circumstances, but we would like to reiterate the high standards we expect from anyone who represents our organization at any event.

“As a result, in cooperation with the competent authorities and the organizers of the delegation, we are conducting an internal investigation and establishing the facts. As this is a criminal investigation, we will have no further comment at this time.”