Man pleads not guilty to child porn in fake Uber case

October 27, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of posing as an Uber driver and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while recording it on his cellphone has pleaded not guilty to federal child pornography charges.

The Providence Journal reports 36-year-old Francis Scott, of Woonsocket, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence.

Scott is accused of offering the teenager a ride to her school on Feb. 14 and then assaulting her in a parking lot.

He was arrested Feb. 23. Authorities say three other women later came forward and reported assaults dating back to 2015.

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