- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while posing as an Uber driver has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2rMufOk ) 36-year-old Francis Scott, of Woonsocket, was ordered held without bail Wednesday in Providence. He’s charged with sexually assaulting four female victims between November 2015 and February 2017.

Providence police say the first reported assault occurred Feb. 14 after the teenage victim was dropped off at a school she attends.

Police say the victim encountered Scott outside a convenience store. He allegedly identified himself as an Uber driver and offered a free ride. Authorities say Scott didn’t own the car.

Authorities say three other women came forward after the February assault. The women reported assaults dating back to 2015.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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