Uber driver faces rape charges in Boston

Washington:  Just weeks after an Uber driver was accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger in India, another Uber driver in Boston is facing rape charges after he allegedly beat and sexually abused a passenger earlier this month.

According to a statement issued by Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas, 46-year-old Alejandro Done, of Boston, was charged with rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, and two counts of assault and battery, reported PC World.

Ryan and Haas said that Uber has cooperated with the investigation. It said that the driver had passed the company’s background check.

The news comes just days after Uber announced its decision to improve security in 2015 by rolling out new programmes and enhancing driver screening via use of biometrics and voice verification.

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