An Uber driver with a criminal history of sexual assault is accused of raping or assaulting at least three women in Boston — and warrants show his DNA profile matches two unsolved cases from 2017. May be linked to more rap cases.
“I was raped in an Uber,” an alleged victim told Boston EMTs when police responded to the first call for a Boston University student who described the victim as a “depressed student on the roof,” according to a police report. ” was listed as
The fake Uber driver in the alleged rape is William Mancourts, 43, of Hyde Park, according to three warrants from Boston Municipal Court for three separate incidents. Boston police arrested him around 8 a.m. Friday and he is expected to be arraigned on the charges Monday.
BPD linked the cases together thanks to their Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. The agency applied and won. A $2.5 million federal grant Increasing your capacity to solve sexual assault cases.
The Mancourts were also wanted in Quincy District Court for one count of rape and one count of kidnapping.
In the first warrant, the aforementioned alleged victim said she was picked up outside a bar on the first block of South Market Street in the Faneuil Hall area on January 15, 2017 by what she believed to be her Uber driver. Is. .
She told police she was assaulted when she entered. The police said that the same day he was examined for a rape kit at Beth Israel Hospital.
Three months later, a similar story emerged. On April 15, 2017, another alleged victim told Boston police that she had been to an MIT party the night before, leaving around 1 a.m. and heading home across the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge — often called the Harvard Bridge — in Boston. Goes, but started walking. On the other side of the bridge, she got into an unknown vehicle, according to the police report.
“The victim stated that she may have thought it was an Uber because she was so intoxicated but she knows she never called an Uber,” the police report said.
Once inside, she told police, the driver got into the back seat and began kissing her, then took off her pants. He then allegedly asked her to stop and take him home but he continued talking and she started kissing him back. She said she doesn’t remember much but they had sex.
After talking to her roommate and best friend about her hazy memory of the night, she checked into Beth Israel Hospital for a rape kit, according to the police report.
The following month, in a similar story — but ultimately charged as sexual assault and not rape — an alleged victim called an Uber to take her home after a night at a Union Street hotel. The driver arrived in a white Toyota Corolla, which Boston police say was able to track the Mancourts, the alleged victim got in and then had little recollection.
At one point, she woke up to find the driver in the back seat sexually assaulting her, according to the police report. He shouted for him, “Get the (expletive) out of me!” To which he said he complied and moved to the front seat. He yelled “take me home,” the police report said, and he did. He was charged $14.62 for the ride.
Boston police say DNA collected during the sexual assault probe is also linked to the Boston rape case and an unsolved Milton rape case. Mancourts has previously been convicted of two counts of assault and battery on a person under 14 and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.