Ugandan Uber driver arrested for rape in US


A Ugandan Uber driver has been arrested in America for alleged rape.

Daudah Mayanja, 37, of Waltham was charged with two counts of rape stemming from an alleged sexual assault of a female passenger.

The incident allegedly occurred near the Hatch Shell in Boston, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Law enforcement received the report of the incident around 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

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The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Mayanja is being held on $25,000 bail and is set to be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court on Monday.

An Uber spokesperson released a statement, calling the incident “horrible” and saying they will help authorities investigate the incident.

“We stand ready to support law enforcement with their investigation.”

Uber also said it’s increasing its safety features, and said riders can call 911 directly through the app while sharing their location with their GPS technology.



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