Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Passenger in Wyckoff, New Jersey
An Uber driver from Paterson NJ faces criminal charges for sexual assault after allegedly raping a female passenger in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
The suspect, a 31-year-old Paterson man, allegedly committed the sexual assault around 2:00 a.m. in the driveway of the victim’s Wyckoff residence. According to law enforcement, the 27-year-old victim arranged for an Uber ride from an undisclosed location to her home. When the Uber driver dropped off the victim, he reportedly attacked her.
Afterwards, the victim dialed 911 and alerted the Wyckoff Police Department. Wyckoff cops were dispatched to the scene, where they spoke with the victim and investigated the allegations. Police officers contacted Uber and learned the identity of the suspect. He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with sexual assault.
Shortly after the criminal charges were filed, Uber terminated the suspect’s employment with the rideshare company. Additionally, Uber is reportedly assisting law enforcement with the investigation into the alleged sex crime. A spokeswoman for the company said that the driver “will no longer drive for Uber.”
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $250K bail amount, with no 10-percent cash option available for posting bail.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Uber Says It’s Helping Police after Driver Charged in Sex Attack.”