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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 newsnet5.com 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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