Uber Driver, Jason Rodas, faces accusations of sexually assaulting a female passenger.
Uber Driver Sexually Assaults Passenger on the Way to Work in Santa Ana
According to KLTA, an Uber driver was arrested for the sexual assault of a passenger in Santa Ana, California. The Uber driver, 30-year-old Jason Rodas, allegedly choked and sexually assaulted the woman as she tried to get out of the vehicle.
The alleged assault occurred around 4 am when the victim was trying to get to work. The driver canceled the ride and told the victim it would be free. Rodas, during the ride, supposedly asked the victim about her sex life. The victim was noticeably uncomfortable and instructed Rodas to drive her to work. He then threatened to throw her out of the victim if she notified the police. In an attempt to escape, the victim jumped out of the vehicle at the 300 block of South Minnie Street. Rodas allegedly grabbed the woman and placed her in a chokehold, strangling her while sexually assaulting her.
The authorities are unsure how the victim got away, but Rodas was arrested hours later. He was arrested on suspicion of several sexual assault charges, including kidnapping to commit rape. Rodas is being held on $1 million bail.