Medford man arrested for assault on Arlington girl dies after being jailed

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A Medford man jailed after he was charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Arlington last week died Friday morning after being sent to the hospital for emergency care.

Patrick Barry, 21, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Friday morning after medical personnel at the Middlesex House of Correction in Billerica determined that he needed emergency care, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian’s office said Friday.

The sheriff’s office did not immediately release information about why Barry was in need of medical care, but said the inmate was first taken to Lowell General Hospital before he was transferred to Beth Israel Deaconess.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office is investigating the death, and the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will do an autopsy to determine the cause of death, said Stephanie Guyotte, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office. Guyotte said the district attorney’s office does not suspect foul play.

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said his department and the sheriff’s offfice are also investigating the death, which he called “an unfortunate situation.”

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