FIRST ON 5: No charges in Uber sex assault case

Posted at 12:19 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 12:28:15-05

A case against an Uber driver, accused of sexually assaulting a passenger in Avon, will not be presented to a grand jury. 

In a letter obtained by from Lorain County prosecutor Dennis Will, Will said the case will not move forward because it does not meet the criteria, which includes having probable cause, and a “reasonable probability” of a successful outcome at trial.
In August, a woman called 911, claiming her Uber driver sexually assaulted her after she ordered a ride home.
Detective Eric Bergen said the alleged victim was picked up at about 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 at a home in Avon’s Highland Park subdivision. She was dropped off at a clubhouse in the Stonebridge development off Highway 611. Bergen said when officers arrived, the woman was visibly shaken and crying.
Following the allegation, Detective Bergen said a rape kit was conducted and analyzed. No names are being released because the accuser is a possible sexual assault victim and the Uber driver has not been charged with a crime.

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