A prominent Boston bank fires an employee for aggravated rape of girls. City police are holding a Massachusetts man who was employed at a well-known Boston bank after claims of many rapes, at least one of which occurred 19 years ago.
Ivan Wait Cheung, 42, was taken into custody on four outstanding warrants on Monday at roughly 5:10 p.m., according to the Boston Police Department.
The suspect was not required to appear in court. However, Cheung was accompanied by a lawyer when he did so on Tuesday.
Cheung’s legal team also declined to have the specifics of his case read aloud to the public. Cheung is accused of four counts of aggravated rape and four counts of aggravated rape of a minor. Also, two counts of aggravated statutory rape.
The four occurrences that are connected to Cheung are from 2003, 2005, and 2006. These involved two adults, as well as 13 and 14-year-old victims.
A prominent Boston bank fires an employee for aggravated rape of girls at knifepoint
According to the prosecution, Cheung allegedly raped the victims after forcing them into his car with a knife. It is claimed that three of the victims were stabbed.
Cheung is charged with picking up a 13-year-old girl in Chinatown in 2003, taking her to another place, and then raping and stabbing her at knifepoint. This is according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
A week later, according to the prosecution, Cheung picked up a 14-year-old girl in the Charles Circle neighborhood and took her to another site where she was raped and stabbed.
Additionally, the DA’s office charged Cheung with picking up a 23-year-old woman in the Park Plaza neighborhood in 2005, putting a knife to her throat, raping her and repeatedly stabbing her. Prosecutors claim that in 2006, Cheung picked up an 18-year-old woman in the North End, put a knife to her throat and sexually assaulted her.
Cheung, whose bond was set at $1 million, has another court case planned for Sept. 22. According to the local 5 Investigates, Cheung worked for State Street, the banking giant headquartered in Boston’s Financial District. Cheung “has been immediately suspended pending further inquiry,” a spokeswoman informed the outlet.
State Street fires Cheung
At 5:50 p.m., State Street decided to “terminate” Cheung’s employment with the firm, the spokeswoman said in a statement on Tuesday.
The arrest of Cheung is a part of a new project that was sponsored with federal funds. The Boston Police Department has recently begun looking again at cold cases. The award provides money to examine DNA rape kits that had previously provided insufficient DNA.
Additionally, grants are enabling the Boston Police Department to hire a criminal analyst. This is to assist the lab and law enforcement detectives. Also, to digitize case data going back up to four decades.