Man Arrested in Alleged Rape of Seattle Woman in Ride-Share Mistake
SEATTLE (AP) – Authorities say a 34-year-old Tukwila man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a Seattle woman who thought he was her Uber driver.
The Seattle Times reports the arrest came Wednesday after the King County Sheriff’s Office shared images taken from a surveillance video of the suspect on social media.
That was days after a University of South Carolina student was killed after getting into a car thinking it was her Uber ride.
In the Seattle case, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the woman was raped Dec. 16 after she left a Ballard neighborhood bar to catch an Uber her friend had ordered.
The sheriff’s office says a man in a black vehicle led her to believe he was her driver and that the driver pulled the car over in White Center and raped her.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com