Tue. Sep 27th, 2022
A former Boston Uber driver was arrested Friday morning on multiple sexual assault charges dating back to 2017, police said.

Boston police said members of their fugitive unit, sexual assault unit and the Milton Police Department arrested William Mancortes, 43, of Hyde Park, on five outstanding warrants out of Boston Municipal Court charging him with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 years or over. He was also wanted out of Quincy District Court for one count of aggravated rape and one count of kidnapping.

The Boston Globe reports that Mancortes is also charged with indecent assault and battery out of Quincy District Court in connection with an incident that occurred while he was working as an Uber driver last year.

Investigators said a sexual assault evidence collection kit helped them identify Mancortes in connection to these separate incidents and could result in additional charges.

In a statement Friday, an Uber spokesperson said “These allegations are atrocious, and the suspect was banned from the Uber platform years ago. We take reports of this nature very seriously and cooperated with law enforcement on their investigation.”

Mancortes was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office confirmed.

Boston police said their investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word “TIP” to 27463.

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