Accused serial rapist Alejandro Done stood in the hallway, hoping to hide his face from the courtroom during his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on Thursday morning. But the judge wasn’t having it. Done faces a laundry list of sexual assault-related charges after he eluded capture for almost a decade.
He stepped into the courtroom to plead not guilty for kidnapping with a dangerous weapon causing injury through sexual assault, two counts aggravated rape, two counts of indecent assault on a person over 14 and assault with a knife at the Esplanade on July 29, 2007.
In total, Done faces multiple charges of sexual assault from instances that took place on July 29, 2006 in Joe Moakely Park in South Boston, June 16, 2007 Esplanade, July 29, 2007 at the Esplanade, July 13, 2009 at the Esplanade and June 23, 2009 at Prebble Circle in South Boston.
He faces other charges in Middlesex County.
On July 14, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said that DNA evidence, witness statements and “unmistakeable patterns of conduct” linked Done, 46, of the South End with at least four instances of sexual assault, each of which involved women who were walking alone on weekends during the summer months. Conley described these random attacks as vicious and predatory acts from a dangerous person. Having slipped authorities for years, Done was finally linked to at least four of these attacks through evidence obtained from the National DNA Index.
Prosecutors said Done posed as an Uber driver in December 2014 and violently raped a woman passenger whom he non-fatally strangled, then drove her back to her home in Cambridge. He was arrested not long after the victim immediately went to the hospital for a rape kit. They tested his semen, and got a match.
Done was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court on Monday for one count of aggravated rape and two counts of assault and battery in connection to a 2006 sexual assault that took place in Joe Moakley Park.
“It’s our position that the defendant committed these offenses and is extraordinarily dangerous, especially towards women,” Prosecutor David Deakin said.
Done was held without bail.