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Ewing Township, New Jersey - Uber Driver Gilberto Segura Charged with Sexually Assaulting Passenger

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Published: December 12, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on November 24, 2020

Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Passenger in Ewing Township, NJ

An Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger following a ride in Ewing Township. 52-year-old Gilberto Segura has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of aggravated sexual contact.

According to prosecutors, the victim told police that Segura sexually assaulted her outside her home following a ride home from Trenton last Friday, December 6. Investigators identified Segura as the suspect by using the victim’s phone and Uber app.

Segura picked the victim up from a popular bar and nightclub in Mercer County in the early hours of Friday morning and drove her to her home in Ewing. He is accused of sexually assaulting her in front of his vehicle. The woman eventually escaped and one of her roommates called the police.

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Legal Options For Victims of Uber Driver Sexual Assault

Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now represents victims of sexual assault in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to add some information on the legal rights of those who have been sexually assaulted by rideshare drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft:

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have widespread issues with drivers sexually assaulting passengers. Just last week, Uber released a report detailing traffic deaths, murders, and sexually assaults that happened during rides in 2018. The report listed over 3,000 sexual assaults, including both passenger and driver victims.

These companies have a legal duty to make sure their customers are as safe as possible during rides. In some cases, sexual assaults by rideshare drivers were preventable and only happened because of negligence – such as inadequate background check systems. In cases involving negligence, victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the company.

If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by an Uber driver, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers.

Sources:

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/12/11/gilberto-segura-uber-drive-allegedly-sexually-assaulting-passenger-ewing-township/

https://6abc.com/uber-driver-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-passenger-in-new-jersey/5746836/

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