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Uber Driver Accused of Raping Woman in Boston

Michael Vedrine of Brockton was released on personal recognizance Friday afternoon

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    Michael Vedrine, 32, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. (Published Friday, Sept. 2, 2016)

    An Uber driver in Massachusetts faced a judge Friday afternoon after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in Boston early Wednesday morning.

    Thirty-two-year-old Michael Vedrine of Brockton was released on personal recognizance by a judge after being arraigned on two counts of rape and two counts of indecent sexual assault on Friday in Dorchester Municipal Court.

    The incident has neighbors concerned.

    "I've grown up here my entire life and never had a bad experience," said Celia Quinn. "It is kind of crazy, you never think it could happen."

    "It is shocking when stuff like this happens," said Matthew O'Connor, who has lived in the area for 19 years.

    It's unclear if he has an attorney. Vedrine's next court date is Oct. 13.

    An Uber spokesperson says the company is cooperating with Boston police in the investigation.


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