Rep. Carlos Henriquez
After a recent conviction of assaulting an Arlington woman, State Rep. Carlos Henriquez from Dorchester will be serving six months in jail. In response, Mayor Walsh released the following statement:
This is a sad day for the Fifth Suffolk District.
A jury has convicted Rep. Henriquez and a judge has sentenced him to serve jail time. In light of this, I would encourage Rep. Henriquez to resign, in the best interests of the constituents he represents.
Violence against women is an epidemic, and is totally and universally unacceptable. This case shines a spotlight on something that plagues our nation every single day. Nearly one quarter of women in this country have experienced violence; Boston is no exception to these startling facts.
Back in July of 2012, Henriquez was charged with choking and punching a woman he was dating after she refused to have sex with him.