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Published on Sep 18, 2020 at 8:19 am in News.

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According to Mass Live, Alvin Campbell, 39 of Rhode Cumberland, has been indicted on charges including rape and kidnapping after being accused of posing as a rideshare driver to target women at Boston bars. In two of the incidents, victims believed Campbell was a bouncer.

Campbell was indicted on September 16 on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated rape, five counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault and battery, one count of assault with intent to rape, and eight counts of filing an unsuspecting person in the nude.

According to a statement from the district attorney’s office, “He is charged with filming each of the victims, who were unconscious, in a state of undress. In five of the assaults, he allegedly filled the victims as he raped them.”

The charges reflect crimes against seven women between 2017 and 2019. Prior to this indictment, Campbell was indicted in March for an attack on an eighth woman that occurred in 2019. Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins has called Campbell a serial rapist. According to employment records, Campbell last worked for Uber in 2016. When his vehicle was seized, it was covered with Uber stickers and logos.

In addition to the current charges, Campbell has also been charged as a habitual offender based on prior convictions for violent acts and firearm offenses. The habitual offender indictment opens him up to the potential of life in prison if found guilty.

According to District Attorney Rachael Rollins, “The attacks on these women are the acts of a predator. Women are entitled to go out and enjoy themselves without the fear of being preyed upon, kidnapped or raped. With one exception, these women did not know each other. They shared in common only that each were out enjoying nightlife in Boston when Campbell found and violated them. Now, they are linked by those horrific assaults. But these eight women are also linked due to the incredible bravery and courage they each displayed coming forward to hold their rapist accountable.”

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