'Predator' Who Posed as Boston Uber Driver Accused of Raping 7 More Women

A Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman after she left a bar in Boston, Massachusetts, has been charged with "chillingly similar crimes" against seven other women.

Alvin Campbell, 39, is being held on a $250,000 bail in connection with the rape of one woman in January. He is now facing multiple charges of rape, kidnapping and recording a nude person without consent against other women between 2017 and 2019.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Campbell targeted women who were leaving bars and were too intoxicated to consent or resist. Each time, the victims got into Campbell's car thinking it was a rideshare they had ordered.

Campbell had not worked for Uber since 2016, but his vehicle was adorned with the company's stickers and logos when it was seized during the first case investigation.

Prosecutors say most of the attacks took place in Campbell's vehicle. The suspect is also accused of filming the women while they were unconscious.

"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,'' said District Attorney Rachael Rollins.

"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," Rollins said.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no grand jury to hear the new evidence against Campbell.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit obtained the new complaints in order to lodge arrest warrants in the system until Campbell can appear in court to face them.

"The BPD sexual assault unit did extraordinary work in these extraordinary times to hold an individual accountable for horrendous and predatory behavior,'' Rollins said.

"As I have said before, the current crisis may have changed our modes of interaction, but it has not changed our mission. As we continue to navigate this crisis, I and my Office will always uphold our commitment to serve survivors of sexual assault with support, referrals for needed services, and vigorous prosecutions to hold perpetrators accountable.

"We are here for you. We will continue to fight for you, and we will be standing right beside you."

Campbell was first charged in January on suspicion of raping a woman after she got into his black Chevrolet Suburban outside the Harp bar in Boston thinking it was her Uber.

The woman said she remembers nothing between entering the vehicle and arriving at Campbell's home in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Campbell was attempting to have his bail reduced when the charges against the seven other women were issued.

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Logo for car-sharing company Uber on the passenger side windshield of a vehicle in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco, California, October 13, 2017. A man accused of raping a woman while pretending to be an Uber driver has been charged crimes against seven other women. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty