An Uber driver from Boston was arraigned on three counts of rape Tuesday in Newton District Court for allegedly assaulting a female passenger last September, the Middlesex district attorney’s office announced.

Luis Baez, 34, was driving under the name of Pedro Valentin in September when he picked up a woman in Boston and allegedly assaulted her, prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday night.

Baez was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail, and ordered to stay away from the victim and the Boston College campus, prosecutors said.

In a statement, an Uber spokeswoman said the ride-hailing company is cooperating with authorities.

 

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