A Chicago Uber driver is accused of locking a 19-year-old woman in his car and demanding that she have sex with him instead of paying for the ride.
Muhammad Fahim, 44, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of unlawful restraint in connection with the alleged incident that took place July 4, the Daily Mail reported.
Police arrested Fahim after noticing an incident report from his 19-year-old victim while conducting a background check during a routine stop Thursday evening.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the 19-year-old woman requested an Uber ride through the ride-sharing app but noticed that her request was deleted.
The woman decided to pay Fahim in cash, but Fahim demanded that she pay for the ride by having sex with him instead, prosecutors allege.
When the woman refused, Fahim allegedly locked the doors and held her captive until she agreed to his demands.
The passenger was able to escape the moving vehicle as it slowed down during traffic. She appeared to escape from her captor without any injuries.
An Uber spokesperson said the driver’s account has been deactivated over the “troubling” allegations.
Other Uber drivers, and people who have posed as Uber drivers, have allegedly committed sex crimes against passengers.
An Uber driver from Massachusetts, who was in the country illegally, skipped town in May after he allegedly raped a female college student on three occasions.
In that same month, a man in Rhode Island allegedly posed as an Uber driver to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl.