A former Boston banker was accused of being a serial rapist who held most of his victims at knifepoint, together with 13-year-old and 14-year-old ladies, and stabbed three of them, authorities stated Tuesday.
Ivan Cheung, 42, was charged with a number of counts of aggravated rape, rape of a kid and different crimes that the Suffolk County District Legal professional’s Workplace stated occurred from 2003 to 2006.
Cheung, who has addresses in Boston and suburban Quincy, was held in lieu of $1 million bail after an look in Boston Municipal Court docket on Tuesday, NBC Boston reported.
A spokesman for State Avenue, the Boston-based monetary providers agency, stated Tuesday that Cheung had been fired. A Linkedin profile that seemed to be Cheung’s listed his place on the firm as vp of procurement class technique.
Within the first case, Cheung is accused of selecting up a 13-year-old lady in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood, the prosecutor’s workplace stated.
He’s accused of driving her to a distinct location, the place, officers say, he raped her at knifepoint and stabbed her within the shoulder, the assertion stated.
Cheung is alleged to have picked up a 14-year-old lady within the Charles Circle space every week later. He held a knife to her throat earlier than he raped her twice and stabbed her, prosecutor Ian Polumbaum alleged in courtroom.
Two years later, Cheung picked up a 23-year-old close to downtown Boston, the assertion alleged. The prosecutor’s workplace stated he held a knife to her throat earlier than he raped and repeatedly stabbed her.
He’s additionally accused of selecting up an 18-year-old within the metropolis’s North Finish neighborhood and holding a knife to her throat and raping her in 2006, the prosecutor’s workplace stated.
Cheung was arrested after authorities launched an effort in April to reinvestigate 100 unsolved sexual assault circumstances in Boston.
Detectives adopted Cheung to a mall this yr and retrieved his discarded cigarette, Polumbaum stated. A male DNA profile obtained from the cigarette matched genetic materials taken from sexual assault kits used within the 2005 and 2006 circumstances, Polumbaum instructed a decide.
Polumbaum stated there have been different “widespread threads” among the many 4 circumstances, together with the kind of automotive the suspect used within the assaults.
Cheung’s lawyer, E. Peter Parker, stated in an electronic mail Wednesday that the allegations are “very outdated.”
“That presents sophisticated evidentiary, factual and forensic points for the prosecution, all of which we are going to aggressively problem,” he stated.
Cheung’s subsequent courtroom look is Sept. 22.