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Ex-Uber driver charged in unsolved Boston rapes

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He described these random attacks as vicious and predatory acts from a unsafe person. Authorities said he had no previous criminal record. He will remain in custody while a court date is set for his arraignment on the new charges.

Colonel Richard McKeon, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, said putting the DNA profile for the unsolved rapes into the national DNA database helped break the case. “These cases have been worked tirelessly by State Police detectives and our counterparts in Boston for the last nine years …”

The alleged assaults occurred in South Boston and along the Charles River Esplanade between 2006 and 2010. “Through all the years we did not identify the person who did this, we nonetheless never forgot the several women who have been horribly victimized”.

On Tuesday, authorities accused the same man of a history of sexual assault in Boston that stretched back much further, The Boston Globe reports.

In December, he was charged with raping a Cambridge woman.

The driver, Done, reportedly asked the woman for a cash payment and he stopped at an ATM for her. He then drove the victim to a secluded area and jumped in the backseat with the her. Uber drivers never have to appear before the police and never get fingerprinted. He is held pending trial.

Representatives for Uber and an attorney for the family could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday. It’s not determined who will represent him in the new cases.

“We are grateful that we were able to work closely with law enforcement to assist in their December 2014 investigation that has led to these additional charges”, the company said. At the time of the crash, the driver was logged on to the Uber X smartphone app and was available to provide rides, the lawsuit said.


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