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A former Boston banker was charged with raping 2 women and 2 girls at knifepoint nearly 2 decades ago

A former Boston banker was accused to be a serial rapist who held the majority of his victims at knifepoint, including 13-year-old and 14-year-old girls, and stabbed three of these, authorities said Tuesday.

Ivan Cheung, 42, was charged with multiple counts of aggravated rape, rape of a kid along with other crimes that the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office said occurred from 2003 to 2006.

Cheung, who has addresses in Boston and suburban Quincy, happened instead of $1 million bail after an appearance in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday, NBC Boston reported.

People walk outside Boston Municipal Court.
People walk outside Boston Municipal Court.Google Maps

A spokesman for State Street, the Boston-based financial services firm, said Tuesday that Cheung have been fired. A Linkedin profile that were Cheungs listed his position at the business as vice president of procurement category strategy.

In the initial case, Cheung is accused of picking right up a 13-year-old girl in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood, the prosecutor’s office said.

He could be accused of driving her to a new location, where, officials say, he raped her at knifepoint and stabbed her in the shoulder, the statement said.

Cheung is purported to have found a 14-year-old girl in the Charles Circle area seven days later. He held a knife to her throat before he raped her twice and stabbed her, prosecutor Ian Polumbaum alleged in court.

2 yrs later, Cheung found a 23-year-old near downtown Boston, the statement alleged. The prosecutor’s office said he held a knife to her throat before he raped and repeatedly stabbed her.

He could be also accused of picking right up an 18-year-old in the city’s North End neighborhood and holding a knife to her throat and raping her in 2006, the prosecutor’s office said.

Cheung was arrested after authorities launched an attempt in April to reinvestigate 100 unsolved sexual assault cases in Boston.

Detectives followed Cheung to a mall this season and retrieved his discarded cigarette, Polumbaum said. A male DNA profile obtained from the cigarette matched genetic material extracted from sexual assault kits found in the 2005 and 2006 cases, Polumbaum told a judge.

Polumbaum said there have been other “common threads” on the list of four cases, like the kind of car the suspect found in the assaults.

Cheung’s lawyer, E. Peter Parker, said within an email Wednesday that the allegations are “early.”

“That displays complicated evidentiary, factual and forensic issues for the prosecution, which we shall aggressively challenge,” he said.

Cheung’s next court appearance is Sept. 22.

Tim Stelloh is really a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.

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