Uber driver charged with sexual assault in Rhode Island
WARREN, R.I. (AP) — An Uber driver has been accused of inappropriately touching a female passenger who was unconscious in his vehicle.
Warren Deputy Police Chief Roy Borges tells WPRI-TV that Hermenegildo Benitez Montes of Pawtucket is charged with second-degree sexual assault.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Montes has an attorney.
Another Uber driver in Rhode Island was arrested earlier this month and accused of assaulting a student at Brown University.
Uber has said its guidelines clearly prohibit inappropriate behavior.
Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com