Uber Driver Arrested For Indecently Assaulting Female Passenger

On Sunday morning at about 3:25 AM, Boston Police responded to a North End location on a report of a female who was indecently assaulted by an Uber driver. The victim, a 30-year-old female from Boston, told officers that she was with three friends and called for an Uber ride at the end of the night. A photo receipt was sent and the four females were picked up by the Uber driver a short time later. According to the victim, her three friends were dropped off and she remained in the car to be dropped off at a different location. The victim stated to officers that during this time alone with the Uber driver, he indecently touched her several times. The victim exited the car and was eventually assisted by a citizen who notified Boston Police.

Detectives assigned to the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit through their initial investigation were able to identify the Uber driver. The driver, 36-year-old Abderrahim Dakiri of Boston, was arrested at the Area A-7 (East Boston) police station without incident. He is charged with Indecent Assault & Battery.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information on this incident or wishing to speak to Detectives, please contact the Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.