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Uber Driver Receives Multiple Charges For Raping Baltimore Woman

With every story that breaks about these ride sharing apps, it becomes more and more difficult to trust these drivers, and here’s another incident that drives home the exact sentiment.

An Uber driver in Baltimore has been charged with raping one of his passengers in the back seat of his car. Police charged 31-year-old Joshua Robinson with rape and assault on Friday after he reportedly raped and assaulted a 25-year-old woman on the night of June 1.

According to investigators on the case, someone ordered an Uber to pick the woman up to be taken home at around 10:30 p.m. When she didn’t make it home on time, her father panicked and used a phone app to find her location. That is when, officials said, she was found in the area of Jenifer Road and W. Timonium Road.

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When the woman’s worried father arrived at the location, he saw a car parked and ended up walking right up to it. When the father opened the door, he found his daughter lying in the back seat of the vehicle appearing “visibly upset.” Robinson was also in the back seat.

After that, the father and Robinson got into an argument, in which Robinson punched the man in his face and got into his driver’s seat after throwing the victim’s purse out of the car. Finally, Robinson then fled the scene. Joshua Jamaal Robinson was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense and two counts of second-degree assault. He is currently being held without bond at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.

Officials from Uber ended up releasing a statement, saying the following: “What’s been reported is appalling beyond words. We removed the driver from the app as soon as this was reported to us. We will work with police on their investigation.”

And there you have it. Do you still trust these ride-sharing apps to get you to your destination safely?

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