BOSTON, May 28, 2024 – Suffolk Superior Court Judge Michael Doolin today sentenced GLEN MUMFORD, 57, of North Carolina to two-and-a-half to three years in state prison on an assault with intent to rape charge and two years’ probation on an assault and battery charge stemming from a 2020 South Boston attack on a female victim.

Mumford was convicted by a jury on Friday.

At about 5:50 a.m. on December 8, 2020, a resident of the Old Colony housing project called 911 to report that a woman was screaming for help in a basement hallway. Two officers responded and heard gargled breathing and heavy moans.  The officers saw Mumford face down, moving his body up and down in a manner consistent with copulation. When the officers identified themselves, Mumford rose to his knees to reveal a woman beneath him.  The woman was unconscious and naked from the waist down. She appeared to be choking on blood flowing from her nose and mouth. The victim, who had freshly broken teeth and bleeding gums, regained consciousness and stated, “I was screaming for help, he tried to kill me.”

The victim told police she had met Mumford earlier at the Andrew Square MBTA station.

Prosecutors asked for a prison sentence of seven to nine years.

“This man deserves every minute of his sentence for an attack that left a woman choking on her own blood and shattered the early-morning peace in a public housing development. I thank everyone involved for putting together the facts that led to a strong case, and I thank the jurors for their sound verdict,” Hayden said.

The victims of any crime, including domestic or sexual violence, should call 911 in an emergency.  SafeLink, a statewide DV hotline, can be reached at 877-785-2020.  SafeLink is answered by trained advocates 24/7 in English, Spanish and Portuguese, as well as TTY at 877-521-2601.  It also has the capacity to provide multilingual translation in more than 140 languages. RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country, can be reached at 800-656-4673.

Help is also available for members of our LGBTQ+ community experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence through The Network/La Red by calling 617-742-4911 or 800-832-1901.

All charged individuals are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office serves the communities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Mass. The office handles over 20,000 cases a year. More than 160 attorneys in the office practice in nine district and municipal courts, Suffolk Superior Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the Boston Juvenile Courts. The office employs some 300 people and offers a wide range of services and programs to serve anyone who comes in contact with the criminal justice system. This office is committed to educating the public about the services we provide, our commitment to crime prevention, and our dedication to keeping the residents of Suffolk County safe.


  1. kf May 29, 2024 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    2-3 years prison sentence is a joke.

  2. Linda Lynch May 30, 2024 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Agree with kf. 2-3 years is a joke. This woman is scarred mentally for life. New broken teeth, so he must have punched her in the face, cost of getting teeth fixed wasnt cheap.

  3. Jay Ess May 31, 2024 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Yep, I was hoping he got the 9 rather than the 7. May not even do a full 3…

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