Again, Uber Driver Accused Of Raping 16-Year-Old Passenger
It’s one week - one trouble for global taxi hailing giant, Uber.
Uber is fighting to stay away from trouble but its always in the news for the wrong reason.
An Uber driver, Abdoulie Jagne, has been arrested in Georgia, U.S., after he was accused of raping a 16-year-old female passenger earlier in the week.
The 58-year-old Jagne, who was arrested on Thursday, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail in north central Georgia.
Authorities told Fox 5 Atlanta that Jagne could face more charges.
The teen told police she had been drinking at a bar with friends on Sunday night. So, one of the girl’s friends then called an Uber ride for her, and that’s when Jagne picked her up.
The driver allegedly committed the crime after stopping the vehicle along an unincorporated road.
The girl told police she was dropped off at a nearby apartment complex, where she started banging on several doors, seeking help.
Police found the teen to be intoxicated, with her pants around her ankles.
She was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Uber released a statement with officials telling the paper that Jagne had worked for the company for a couple of months.
“What’s reported here is horrifying beyond words. Our thoughts are with the rider and her family during this time. This driver has been permanently removed from the app,” Uber’s statement read.
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