Uber driver sentenced for sexually assaulting woman he drove home

AKRON, Ohio - A Tallmadge man was sentenced Wednesday morning to spend the next four-and-a-half years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman he drove home while working as an Uber driver last year.

Brandon Franklin, 34, was sentenced on a sexual battery charge. 

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According to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office, in March 2017, Franklin picked up a woman who requested an Uber after having spent a night out drinking with her family and friends. Franklin drove the woman home and assaulted her, prosecutors said.

Franklin was found guilty last month.

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