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UPDATE: 2nd Uber driver in less than 2 months arrested for sexual assault in Massachusetts



UPDATE: According to Massachusetts State Police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer in Daudah Mayanja, 37, of Waltham, the man charged with raping a woman in his vehicle on the Esplanade. Additionally, Mayanja’s bail was increased to $25,000. He is a Ugandan citizen. He remains held by MSP and will be arraigned tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court.

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An early morning incident on Storrow Drive in Boston, and a subsequent investigation by Massachusetts State Police, led to the arrest of an Uber driver for a reported rape.

At about 1:15 a.m., State Police received a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted by an Uber driver on Storrow Drive near the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Nathan Cinelli of the Boston Barracks, Troop H Detective Trooper Timothy Burns, and Sergeant Joel Balducci of the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County led to the arrest of the driver, Daudah Mayanja, 37, of Waltham, on two counts of Rape.

State Police Crime Scene Services personnel and an MSP chemist collected potential evidence for forensic analysis.

Mayanja was booked at the Brighton Barracks before being transferred to the Boston Barracks and held on $25,000 bail pending his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.
The victim in this case, an adult female, was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Jose H. Arevalos-Avalos, 37, of Holliston, was arrested in early February in Ashland on a felony charge of indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 or over after he allegedly offered a rider money in exchange for sex, and sexually assaulted her when she did not accept the offer. Arevalos-Avalos was in the country illegally.

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