A Worcester man was charged Wednesday in Boston with raping a girl who acquired into his automobile believing it was an Uber, based on authorities.
Qabel Najeeb, 29, was charged with one depend of rape in Boston Municipal Court docket. He was held on $10,000 bail, ordered to put on a GPS bracelet, and observe a ten p.m. to six a.m. curfew if he posts bail, based on the Suffolk County District Lawyer’s workplace.
Prosecutors mentioned police responded round 4:47 a.m. on Saturday to Border Avenue in East Boston, the place a 32-year-old girl instructed them she ordered an Uber when leaving a nightclub downtown a number of hours earlier. The unique rideshare she ordered canceled, and the girl instructed police she acquired into one other automobile that she thought was an Uber.
The motive force, who authorities mentioned was later recognized as Najeeb, drove previous Boston Frequent, pulling amongst buildings close to Storrow Drive the place he allegedly raped the girl, based on the DA’s workplace. He then allegedly dropped the girl off on Border Avenue.
Prosecutors mentioned investigators used video surveillance and descriptions from the girl to determine the automobile and driver.
“It is a terrifying incident involving a girl who entered a automobile with the total understanding that she was going to be delivered house in security and a driver who took benefit of the sufferer and the state of affairs,” Suffolk District Lawyer Kevin Hayden mentioned in a press release. “That is the start of the method of looking for justice, and we’ll keep beside this sufferer throughout and after this troublesome time.”
Najeeb was arrested Sunday, and he’s anticipated to return to court docket on November 15 for a possible trigger listening to.
Keep updated on all the newest information from Boston.com