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Former Uber Driver Won’t Be Charged With Rape

The Uber-driver alleged rape story—which featured accusatory listserv emails, surveillance camera footage, and the arrest and abrupt release of the driver without charges last month—is over. The Post reports that prosecutors have decided not to pursue charges against the driver.

The decision not to file changes came after discrepancies were discovered between statements from the woman and the driver, as well as evidence in the case, the Post reports. While the driver claimed that the woman had given him consensual oral sex and not vaginal sex, the driver's semen was found inside her. The victim, who called Uber after being kicked out a bar for being drunk, told police that the driver raped her as she was getting out of the car.

The December email on the Cleveland Park listserv that first broke the story claimed that a surveillance camera aimed at the driveway showed the driver carrying the woman to the door. According to the Post, though, the camera footage showed the woman waving to the driver as he left, which she told police she didn't remember.

Uber, which connects drivers employed by sedan services with passengers via a phone app, suspended the driver from the service after the allegations surfaced.

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  1. #1

    He's got to be crazy to want to have sex with someone that "drunk".He was clearly wrong but no rapist. I hope Miss "Accusation" has to show up some place and watch the video of herself waving goodbye, several times.The date she claimed the attack took place would be good.

  2. #2

    So we've decided not to charge alleged rapists with crimes when they say they didn't do it? Gotcha. Great.

  3. #3

    @Angry, you must be crazy if you think the cops just took his word for it. This is a woman claiming to have been raped in front of her home in Cleveland Park. CLEVELAND PARK! Trust me, the only way this guy was not not prosecuted was that the evidence absolutely did not support the woman's story.

  4. #4

    @Art well sure that makes sense, but this part sure as hell doesn't: "The decision not to file changes came after discrepancies were discovered between statements from the woman and the driver"

    Pretty sure most people claim not to do the crimes they're accused of, leading to discrepancies between statements.

  5. #5

    @Angry That's not the complete sentence. "The decision not to file changes came after discrepancies were discovered between statements from the woman and the driver, as well as evidence in the case."

  6. #6

    I understand that - but I don't understand why the part about discrepancies was included. Usually rapists deny raping their victims. It's a no brainer, but it's frustrating because law enforcement does like to turn rape into a "he said, she said" situation.

  7. #7

    @Angry The part about discrepancies was included because both of their stories did not add up or match the evidence. It's very clear to me you already have your mind set on him being guilty no matter what the evidence show. But the fact that this lady is seen ON TAPE being carried to her door, waving goodbye to this man several times at the door, only show that there was no rape. This drunk chick had sex with an Uber driver in the backseat and felt bad about doing it.

    That's my takeaway.

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