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Woman sexually assaulted by Uber driver after getting ride home from bar, Police say

Woman sexually assaulted by Uber driver after getting ride home from bar, Police say

On December 10, Uber driver, Gilberto Segura, 52, of Hamilton, was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a woman outside her home. Sugura, who picked up the woman at Cooper’s Riverview bar and nightclub in Trenton the previous Friday night, faces multiple charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated sexual contact. 

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said he sexually assaulted her while out front in his car.  Detectives from Ewing Police and the MCPO Special Victims Unit identified Segura using the woman’s phone and Uber app. Segura had no other reported incidents and had passed an Uber background check. 

A recent report released by Uber, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported on the company’s 1.3 billion rides in 2018. Victims were both drivers and riders, including some incidents between riders. In instances of rape, 92% of the reported victims had been riders. 

Uber customers have an expectation of proper vetting of their Uber drivers for qualifications, as well as for safety.  Many Uber passengers are critical that Uber has not employed technology to deter sexual misconduct and ensure that the safety of their passengers.  It is unacceptable that there are employees who take advantage of trusting riders and break the law.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault claims on behalf of clients throughout the country.  An employee of any company is never permitted to have unwanted sexual contact with a customer. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during an Uber or Lyft ride, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.