Former Isobar VP charged with indecent assault and battery

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Jeremy Pincus, formerly a VP of research and strategy at Dentsu Aegis Network-owned agency Isobar, was arraigned last week in Boston Municipal Court and charged with indecent assault and battery.

Credit: MBTA transit police

Pincus is accused of taking photographs of female passengers on the local commuter rail while grinding and pressing himself against them and touching himself on the train, said Jake Wark, press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney's office in Massachusetts. Wark said authorities believe the incident took place in late April.

Following the incident, the victim shared photographs she took on the train and posted them on some local blogs and websites, Wark said. The victim eventually reached out to transit police and gave them an interview, then identified Pincus out of a photo array, he said.

Wark said the court released Pincus Friday on personal recognizance. He was ordered to return to court on October 18, Wark said.

According to a report filed by the Transit Police for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Pincus lives in Westwood, Massachusetts.

The report says detectives visited Isobar's office in Needham, Mass. and asked to speak with Pincus. Detectives showed Pincus a photo that was posted on a blog and "he positively identified himself as being the person depicted in photo." It said Pincus was shown two photos from a police bulletin and responded, "Yes that could be me."


Further, the police report said Pincus claimed his wife "has repeatedly told [him] to wear different underwear" because he got "random erections throughout the day at random places without stimuli."

Jackie Berté, communications manager at Isobar, said the agency was first made aware of the allegations following press inquiries. "Mr. Pincus is no longer an employee of the company," she said. It was not immediately clear whether Pincus' departure from the company was due to the charges.

Pincus could not be immediately reached by phone for comment.

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