Southie Anti-Crime Unit Catches Dangerous Rapist on Feds Wanted List

At approximately 02:30 hours early Saturday morning, Boston Police Officers assigned to the C-6 South Boston Anti-Crime Unit conducted a traffic stop in the infamous stretch of Mass & Cass.

The driver fled the original stop erratically and at a high speed. Officers did not pursue out of concern for safety, deciding to instead canvas the area. A full search of the area eventually located the man on East Newton Street in the Boston Medical Center campus where he was taken into custody.

During an inventory of the vehicle, officers located brass knuckles and multiple glass crack pipes. The man, who has now been identified as Philip Jordan, 55, of Chatham, was taken into custody on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

While being booked at the station, arresting officers were alerted that the prisoner may be wanted by US Marshals on additional sex related offenses. Further investigation revealed that this was not the first time he had been in trouble for sex related crimes.

In 1983, Jordan served 17 years in prison for the role he played in the abduction and gang rape of a woman who was taken from the Maine Mall; leading to charges for Rape, Rape With A Knife, Gross Sexual Misconduct, and Kidnapping (among others). After his release in 2000, Jordan relocated to Massachusetts, where he laid low until he again found himself on the wrong side of the law in 2015, and was arrested by federal authorities for failing to register as a sex offender. Now it seems he is back on the Federal Authority’s radar with this latest warrant.


Mark Hourihan
Mark Hourihan

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