UKPD: Student reports sexual abuse on campus by Uber driver

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A disturbing crime bulletin from the University of Kentucky Police Department says that a student was sexually abused by an Uber driver while trying to get back to her residence hall.

According to the bulletin, the student got into the Uber vehicle at about 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, asking to be taken to her dorm.  Instead of dropping her off, though, the driver reportedly passed the hall and went into Parking Structure #2 on Hilltop Avenue.  The bulletin says the driver then kissed and inappropriately touched the student.  The student reportedly left the vehicle around 2:00 a.m.

Police say the Uber vehicle is a red, 4-door Chevrolet Spark, and describe the driver as a white man, around 33 years old, standing 5’10” tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Since the release of the bulletin, UK police say two other women have come forward saying they had similar experiences with an Uber driver.  Police say they believe it is the same driver in all cases.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573.

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