Rideshare driver accused of sexual assault in Boston due in court

BOSTON (WHDH) - A rideshare driver accused of sexual assault in Boston’s South End is expected in court Monday.

Police responded to Hemenway Street just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with Northeastern University police who had stopped 26-year-old Ranjan Thapa of Everett, allegedly tasked with taking a female passenger home.

Police said the woman not only seemed to be in distress but also appeared to be a victim of sexual assault.

Officials transported the woman to a local hospital.

Police arrested Thapa and charged him with rape.

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