Uber sexual assault suspect arrested in Massachusetts


AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The man accused of posing as an Uber driver, and sexually assaulting a UMass student was arrested inside his home in Holyoke Monday evening.

Holyoke Police Lt Isaias Cruz told 22News that Texidor was arrested at his home on Saint Kolbe Drive around 6:15 Monday night.
Lt. Cruz said he was wearing the GPS monitoring bracelet when police took him into custody.

Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert told 22News he is expected to appear in Hampshire District Court on Tuesday.

18-year-old Samuel Texidor of Holyoke was in court one week ago to determine how much of a danger he posed to the community.

One month ago, he was accused of offering a UMass student a free Uber ride to the North Apartments in Amherst, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

On Monday, the Northwestern District Attorney’s office confirmed that a judge released him last Monday under the condition that he remain under house arrest, and wear a GPS bracelet.

However, the D.A.’s office said he removed his bracelet, and disappeared this weekend.

22News also discovered that Texidor was not a fake Uber driver, but a real Uber driver using a fake identity to meet age requirements.

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