NEWTON (CBS) — A Boston Uber driver who is accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger while on the job appeared in Newton District Court Tuesday.
Luis Baez, 34, of Boston was arraigned on three counts of rape.READ MORE: Massachusetts Gas Prices Rise Again To $3.35 Per Gallon On Average; $1.25 Higher Than A Year Ago
Officials stated that on September 29, 2016, Baez picked up the victim in Boston while driving for Uber under the name Pedro Valentin.
He then drove to a location that was not her request, sexually assaulted her, and drove her to Boston College, according to officials.
The victim was able to report the incident to campus police.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Heavy Rains, High Winds Possible Flooding To Southern New England
Uber responded to the allegations on Tuesday, saying: “What’s been described is a horrible crime and we will continue to fully support law enforcement. Uber blocked this individual’s account as soon as we learned about this alleged incident.”
BC Police and Boston police collaborated to identify the driver’s true identity and discovered he was known to police.
Baez was released on $2,500 cash bail and ordered to stay away from Boston College.MORE NEWS: Bill Would Give Up To $2,000 Bonuses To Essential Workers Who Worked In-Person During Pandemic
He is scheduled to return to court on June 21, 2017.