A lady reported she was sexually assaulted by her rideshare driver after he gave her a journey to her condo complicated close to the University of California, Riverside, campus police stated Monday.
The alleged assault was reported at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, May 14, on the faculty’s The Plaza flats, situated at 1020 Linden Street.
“The suspect was an app-based transportation service driver who drove her to her residence from another location within the city of Riverside,” campus police stated in a press release.
Campus police haven’t named the ridesharing service. However, NBC4 reached out to an Uber spokesman, who stated the driving force was banned shortly after the incident was reported.
The firm additionally stated it doesn’t tolerate any sexual conduct and has been cooperating with police.
“What the rider reported is appalling. We will continue to work with police on the investigation. The driver has been banned from Uber,” the Uber spokesman stated in an emailed assertion.
Riverside college students, cautious of their environment after information of the incident got here out, stated they often use ridesharing providers. Some college students rely upon them as a result of they do not have automobiles on campus.
“At the end of the day you don’t know who that person is,” Lorenzo Santamaria stated. “They just came to pick you up with their cars.”
Campus police launched a press release Monday night time stating they have been making progress with the investigation and can launch updates as quickly as attainable.
Published at 1:15 AM PDT on May 23, 2017 | Updated at 7:00 PM PDT on May 23, 2017