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 women, and stabbed three of them, authorities mentioned 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 Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned 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 Courtroom on Tuesday, NBC Boston reported.
A spokesman for State Road, the Boston-based monetary providers agency, mentioned 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 woman in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.
He’s accused of driving her to a special location, the place, officers say, he raped her at knifepoint and stabbed her within the shoulder, the assertion mentioned.
Cheung is alleged to have picked up a 14-year-old woman 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 mentioned 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 mentioned.
Cheung was arrested after authorities launched an effort in April to reinvestigate 100 unsolved sexual assault instances in Boston.
Detectives adopted Cheung to a mall this 12 months and retrieved his discarded cigarette, Polumbaum mentioned. A male DNA profile obtained from the cigarette matched genetic materials taken from sexual assault kits used within the 2005 and 2006 instances, Polumbaum instructed a choose.
Polumbaum mentioned there have been different “widespread threads” among the many 4 instances, together with the kind of automotive the suspect used within the assaults.
Cheung’s lawyer, E. Peter Parker, mentioned in an e-mail Wednesday that the allegations are “very outdated.”
“That presents difficult evidentiary, factual and forensic points for the prosecution, all of which we’ll aggressively problem,” he mentioned.
Cheung’s subsequent courtroom look is Sept. 22.