Ex-Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Passenger Is Linked To 5 Other Cases

A former Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger has been linked to a string of unsolved sexual assault cases in Boston dating back nearly a decade.

Alejandro Done, 46, of Boston, was arrested by Cambridge Police in December and charged with beating and raping a passenger after he presented himself as a driver for the ride-for-hire service.

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced Tuesday that a DNA sample ordered in the Cambridge case as well as an "unmistakable pattern of conduct" has allegedly linked Done to five unsolved sexual assaults between 2006 and 2010 — two in South Boston  and three along the Esplanade.

"They were all very violent, predatory, stalking-type of violent assaults," Conley said during a press conference on the Esplanade Tuesday.

Conley said it was possible Done could face charges in other cases that authorities believe follow a similar pattern.

Done, who has been held without bail since his December arrest, will likely be arraigned on the new charges later this week.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the number of cases Alejandro Done was newly linked to. It's five cases, not four.

This article was originally published on July 14, 2015.


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