Police in the Fort-Worth area are searching for an Uber driver that allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly Uber passenger.
The Daily Mail reports that an Uber driver in the Dallas Fort-Worth area allegedly sexually assaulted a 77-year-old passenger during an Uber trip last month. On the evening of October 22, 40-year-old driver Hashem Ramezanpour picked up an unnamed 77-year-old woman from a church in Dallas and allegedly stopped the car in a wooded area, ordered the woman to get out, and sexually assaulted her.
Ramezanpour faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly victim, but police are currently unable to find him and are now worried that he has fled the country. Uber has stated that Ramezanpour has been “immediately removed” from the Uber app and is now permanently banned from operating as an Uber driver.
“What has been described and reported to police is a violent act no person should ever have to go through. We are working with law enforcement officials to fully support their investigation,” a spokesperson stated. “This former driver’s access was immediately removed from the app and he has been permanently banned.”