By Radio.com Staff
An 18-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl at a Keith Urban show at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass this past Saturday night (July 26).
According to CBS Boston, the sexual assault on the lawn of the outdoor amphitheater happened while other concertgoers watched, some of whom shot videos with their cellphones. It’s been reported that some of those videos have been obtained by investigators as evidence.
The accused man, Sean Murphy of Boston, pleaded innocent in a local court to rape, claiming the encounter was consensual. Murphy, who has no prior arrest record, was expected to post the $10,000 cash bail set for his release with help from his parents, who he still lives with.
According to police, the defendant and the girl did not know each other prior to the concert and were both drinking at the time of the encounter which began with the two kissing near a concession stand before moving to the lawn. The incident was eventually stopped by a woman who asked the girl if she had consented. When the girl said no, the woman allegedly pulled the suspect off the girl.
This alleged sexual assault happened at the same show where 22 people were sent to the hospital due to “alcohol-related issues.” EMS attended to a total of 46 people suffering from alcohol-related illnesses, with 22 of those being sent to the hospital. Police also reportedly took more than 50 people into custody and made several alcohol-related arrests.
Murphy is due back in court on September 25.