A man accused of posing as the driver of a ride to kidnap women from bars and restaurants in Boston has been charged with sexually assaulting a ninth victim.
39-year-old Alvin Campbell Jr, brother of Boston City Council member Andrea Campbell, had previously been charged with sexual assault against eight women between 2017 and 2019.
Prosecutors alleged that Campbell, of Cumberland Rhode Island, would drive to popular Boston locations at night and, posing as an Uber driver, offer women rides home before attacking them.
The latest allegations came after investigators discovered a 46-minute video in 2018 that allegedly shows Campbell raped an ‘unconscious or semi-conscious or unresponsive’ woman, the Boston Globe reports.
Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Campbell had been charged with three additional counts of rape and two counts of filming an unsuspecting nude person.
Police tracked down the alleged victim because Campbell took a photo of her passport.
Alvin Campbell Jr allegedly posing as an Uber driver to attack women in Boston bars and restaurants late at night
Since his arrest in January 2020, a total of nine women have come forward to allege they were sexually assaulted by Campbell.
Campbell has been in custody since his first arrest by Boston police in January 2020.
That alleged attack occurred on the night of December 6, 2019, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Police say Campbell posed as a ride-sharing driver and picked up the victim in front of The Harp bar in downtown Boston after the real Uber she ordered through her phone app inexplicably left.
The woman, who was drunk, got into Campbell’s black SUV expecting to be taken home. She is said to have passed out in the backseat while commuting.
Prosecutors said that after her sexually assault, Campbell drove her to his apartment in Cumberland, Rhode Island, in the vehicle and raped her. He is also said to have made video recordings of the attacks.
The woman woke up hours later at the home of the fake Uber driver with pain in her groin and an injury to her chest.
Campbell then drove the victim to a CVS pharmacy and left her there, according to court records.
The woman somehow went home, then went to a hospital to undergo a sexual assault evaluation and filed a report with the Boston Police Department.
Campbell, correct, is the brother of Boston Councilor Andrea Campbell, who issued a statement saying she was “ heartbroken, saddened and devastated ” by the news of his arrest in January 2020.
Detectives identified Campbell’s SUV from surveillance video, which eventually led them to his Rhode Island home.
When police executed a search warrant and searched the contents of Campbell’s phone, they reportedly found videos of the 39-year-old man groping and raping the woman in his car.
The clips showed her both dressed and naked. Campbell addressed her by name and made crude comments about her body.
At one point he said, “Raise your eyebrow if all goes well,” and later, “Do you want to go upstairs to your house or to my house?” According to documents obtained by Boston Herald.
A DNA test comparing a cotton swab from the victim’s rape kit with a sample from Campbell found a match, prosecutors said.
A search of the suspect’s car and home reportedly yielded a luggage tag with the victim’s name.
Campbell was charged last year on charges of sexually assaulting eight women between 2017 and 2019.
Most violations involve allegations that he was posing as a driver of a ride.
Investigators were issued a search warrant to access his cell phone’s cloud storage, where they found video related to the most recent charges, including one timed at 5:42 a.m., the Globe reports.
Campbell was indicted in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday on the basis of the new indictment.
Judge Janet Sanders ordered Campbell to be detained until April 27, when a new hearing will determine whether he can be released on bail.
In a statement, Suffolk DA Rollins called on people who enjoyed the warmer weather to be vigilant for “ questionable or predatory behavior. ”
“Women have every right to participate in and enjoy a night out, drink and have fun without the risk or fear of being harassed, violated or harmed,” she said in a statement to the Boston Herald.
“Men should talk to their sons, their brothers and colleagues about the new vision of masculinity and work to end violence against women and girls.”
Campbell’s sister, Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell, has previously said she is “ extremely heartbroken and saddened and devastated by these allegations. ” She said she “thinks about the victim who had the courage to come forward.”