Horrified dad finds Uber driver ‘raping his daughter’ after tracking her on app when she failed to return home
A DAD claims he caught an Uber driver raping his daughter after he tracked her on a new app when she didn’t come home.
The horrified father allegedly found his 25-year-old daughter being attacked on the back seat of the ride-share car in the US county of Baltimore in Maryland.
According to CBS, the dad exchanged “words” with the driver, who then threw his daughter’s handbag at him before driving off.
The alleged sex attack happened in the Mays Chapel area just before midnight on Saturday.
Cops are treating the claims as a rape investigation, reports CBS.
Corporal Shawn Vinson, of Baltimore County Police, said: “This is a very serious allegation. The father of the victim called police and the victim is cooperating with police.
‘APPALLING BEYOND WORDS’
“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.”
The woman’s dad was able to trace her daughter to West Timonium Road and Jenifer Road via an unidentified app.
Police said the incident was “isolated” and they do not believe there are other victims.
Uber put safeguards in place in America last year to prevent sexual assault and to keep riders more secure.
They included a way to contact 911 through the app, GPS tracking of every ride and annual checks of criminal and motor vehicle records of drivers.
Customers can also designate trusted friends and family to track their ride.
In a statement to CBS, Uber described the allegations as “appalling beyond words”.
The firm added: “We removed the driver from the app as soon as this report was sent to us. We will work with police on their investigation.”