A Boston Uber driver has been formally charged by Massachusetts prosecutors with rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, assault, and two counts of battery.
“We allege that this defendant picked up a young woman, presenting himself as the driver for a ride-sharing service, and then drove her to a secluded location where he beat and sexually assaulted her,” Marian Ryan, the Middlesex County district attorney, said in a Wednesday statement. “This alleged predator took advantage of a young woman who trusted that he was who he portrayed himself to be and exploited her vulnerability once he had her in his car.”
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