Francis D. Scott, 36, of Rhode Island, is accused to trying to kidnap a teenage girl before sexually assaulting her. He has been charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault and faces serious jail time if prosecutors go all the way.
Scott had apparently lured a 15-year-old girl by promising her a free Uber ride. When the girl got in, Scott took off driving and parked behind an old building. He proceeded to sexually assault her. When she went to the police, it turned out Scott had been behind a sting of fake Uber sexual assaults.
Scott had been accused by four different women of sexual assault.
The Providence Journal reports:
A man accused of posing as an Uber driver to kidnap and sexually assault a 15-year-old girl has been indicted by a grand jury on four counts of second-degree sexual assault, as well as other charges.
Prosecutors allege that Francis D. Scott, 36, of 199 Poplar St. in Woonsocket, sexually assaulted four female victims between November 2015 and February 2017, according to a news release from the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General.
In the most recent case, Scott was accused by the Providence police of luring a 15-year-old girl into his car by claiming to be an Uber driver offering a ride, then driving behind a shopping plaza and assaulting her.
Scott is charged with one count of kidnapping of a minor, four counts of second degree sexual assault, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of first degree sexual assault and one count of second degree robbery, according to the attorney general’s office.
He is expected to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 7.