The man, identified as Pradeep Tiwari alias Chintu, was picked up Thursday by personnel from Unit 12 of Mumbai Police's Crime Branch from an auto-rickshaw stand in suburban Dahisar, officials informed.
Officials said that Tiwari was a habitual offender and had been charged with nine cases of rape and sexual harassment since 2003.
Police said that Tiwari had offered the 31-year-old survivor a lift on his motorcycle in the early hours of January 12 when she was returning from a photo-shoot in Vasai.
The survivor, a resident of suburban Versova, was waiting to hail an auto-rickshaw in Dahisar when Tiwari chanced upon her.
The woman filed a police complaint and a medical examination at the civic-run Cooper hospital confirmed the rape, following which a case was registered on January 14.
Tiwari was handed over to Dahisar police and further investigations were underway, officials informed.
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