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Uber Driver Accused of Rape, LTFRB to Call Uber to a Hearing

Unbox 32 - Uber Rape Case
A 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped by an Uber driver in his vehicle, according to a report received by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

LTFRB Board Member Ariel Inton said that the Uber driver suddenly embraced the passenger, forced her to grab his genitals, then forced her to perform oral sex on him. The victim struggled and was able to escape the sexual assault.

According to the police report filed in the Quezon City Police District, the suspect was identified as a certain Xstian Karlou John Marie, driver of a red Toyota Vios with the license plate number ARA-3101. The incident occurred while the Uber driver and victim were driving through Katipunan Avenue, near UP Town Center, around 2:30 PM on Wednesday. The suspect is still at large.

The LTFRB has called Uber in for a hearing on August 10 to discuss the incident and to question the transport network company’s privacy policy.

“It has come to our attention that Uber does not disclose the name of the driver or any of its details to their passenger. When a crime is committed, it would be very hard for the victim to file a case because no detail with regard to the perpetrator is provided,” Inton added.

Uber, in a statement issued on Friday, said that the company has already revoked the driver from the platform.

“First and foremost our thoughts are with the rider and her family. We immediately removed the driver from the Uber platform when we learned of the reported incident and are cooperating fully with law enforcement in their ongoing investigation and stand ready to assist them in every way we can,” the company said in the statement.

Source: Inquirer.net

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3 Comments

  1. Kaya sa mga babae lagi kayong magdadala ng maliit na cutter, susi, ballpen o pepperspray anything handy at madaling bunutin para pang-self defense. Kabisaduhin nyo yung paggamit ng weapon para magkaroon ng muscle memory ang mga braso sa real life situation. Wag mataranta tusukin kagad ang tarantadong driver sabi nga ni batman show no mercy to the orcs of hogwarts.

  2. Driver details should be readily available in-app including his license and plate number. Victim will also be contacted by Uber urgent support through phone when the incident was reported in-app.

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