Worried Baltimore father tracks daughter on app, finds Uber driver raping her in the back seat
The father of the 25-year-old woman had become anxious when she did not arrive home at the estimated time and tracked her location to the intersection of West Timonium Road and Jenifer Road
A woman from Baltimore who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by her Uber driver was reportedly rescued by her father. The girl's reportedly panicked after she was late and tracked her location. When he got there, he found his daughter being assaulted by the driver in the cab.
The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday at around 11:30 pm in the May Chapel Area.
The father of the 25-year-old woman had become anxious when she did not arrive home at the estimated time and tracked her location on an unidentified app. He eventually found her location at the intersection of West Timonium Road and Jenifer Road.
He then went to the scene and saw an Uber cab pulled over and found his daughter and the driver in the back seat of the car.
Baltimore County Police Department's Cpl. Shawn Vinson said: "When he went up and knocked on the car, he observed the driver and the victim in the back seat of the car."
Reports state that the father exchanged "words" with the driver who threw his daughter's pocketbook at him, got back in the front seat and drove off. The father immediately helped his daughter out of the car and called police.
The officers are now probing the rape case as Corporal Shawn Vinson described the investigation as "very active."
"This is a very serious allegation. It's a very serious incident. The father of the victim called police," Vinson said, adding that the victim is cooperating with the officers in the case to provide more information.
The officer, while talking to Daily Mail, said: "This is an on-going investigation. Uber has worked closely with our detectives in this matter. We will release more information as the investigation progresses but it is vital at this time to withhold specific details to allow our detectives to continue their investigation."
Meanwhile, Uber released a statement slamming the incident and added that the driver in the case has been fired.
"What’s been reported is appalling beyond words. We removed the driver from the app as soon as this was reported to us. We will work with police on their investigation," Uber officials said.
Officers do not believe that there are other victims linked to the case. No charges have been filed yet.