According to a report from the The Alamance News, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, a Lyft driver in the Alamance County area, was taken into custody on Thursday, June 2, 2022, after he allegedly took indecent liberties with a minor passenger he had picked up in Orange County.
According to the Alamance County’s sheriff office, the alleged victim was one of three passengers Rodriguez had picked up in Orange County on the evening of June 2. The charges stem from Rodriguez allegedly posed personal questions to his 11-year-old fare and touched the child’s leg in an inappropriate manner during the course of the drive from Orange County to Alamance County.
The Alamance County sheriff’s office received a relayed call from operators working in Orange County who originally received the emergency call about the driver’s inappropriate behavior towards the 11-year-old passenger. Alamance County operators were then able to communicate by text message with one of the passengers in the vehicle. This quick response allowed Alamance County sheriffs to arrest Rodriguez at the vehicle’s destination. It also allowed officers to conduct further in-person interviews with the three passengers following the arrest.
Rodriguez, 56, has since been charged with one-felony count of indecent liberties and one additional count of misdemeanor assault on a child less than 12 years in age. He remains in police custody since his arrest and has been placed under a $30,000 bond. Although Miguel Angel Rodriguez remains in custody, there may be other victims who have yet to come forward.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been subject to indecent liberties or assault by Miguel Angel Rodriguez of Mebane, NC, contact us immediately to explore your legal options and get help today. You do not have to remain silent. Our team will fight for you and do everything within our power to keep your identity confidential.