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Boca Raton Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting 3 women

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Posted at 10:15 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 22:30:16-04

A Boca Raton Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting women in three separate incidents this year.

Investigators said 36-year-old Xolani Mtsitsha battered three women in an industrial area on Corporate Drive in Boynton Beach. 

According to a police report, the three sexual assaults occurred Jan. 15, June 30, July 13. 

Police said Mtsitsha is an Uber driver from Boca Raton, but the victims were not using the Uber app at the time of the attacks. 

 

However, during the June 30 incident, the report said Mtsitha offered one of the victims a ride before assaulting her.

Investigators say Mtsitsha told them one of the women had offered him oral sex in exchange for a ride, while another had offered him sex as payment. Police say DNA evidence linked Mtsitsha to the assaults.

A representative from Uber told NewsChannel 5 Mtsitsha started driving for the company in February, 2016. He had no prior criminal history. He also said Mtsitsha was not working at the time of the alleged rapes.

The representative said there were no red flags in Mtsitsha’s account. Uber has now banned the 36-year-old from driving for company in the future.

Neighbors on Mtsitsha’s West Boca Raton block told NewsChannel 5 he mostly kept to himself, but was friendly. They never suspected he would be arrested on sexual battery charges.

Public records show Mtsitsha married a Delray Beach woman in February 2015. His wife did not want to comment on his arrest.  

Detectives believe there could be other victims and ask anyone with information to call Detective Raymond Lagor at 561-742-6144 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS. 

The police report says that Mtsitsha is a citizen of South Africa.  It is unclear if he is in the United States legally.

Mtsitsha appeared in court Friday and bond was set at $150,000.  If he posts bond, he can't have any contact with the victims.