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Miami Beach Lyft Driver Charged with Sexual Battery

According to a recent article published by the Miami Herald, Miami area Lyft driver, Kevyn Rojas, has been arrested and charged with sexual battery on a physically helpless victim. The victim, a tourist from Texas, was enjoying an evening with a friend on Saturday, February 26th, at a Wynwood bar. Later in
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Sioux Falls Lyft Driver Sexually Assaults Passenger

Dakota News Now reports that it may be easier for Zahra Wol to deal with her pain in private. “It’s scary. It’s embarrassing. It’s uncomfortable. And you know that there are people that are not going to believe you,” said Wol. “The assault is over but I have to deal with the fact
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HERide Women-Only Rideshare Service to Launch in Atlanta

Local Atlanta, GA, news station Alive 11 reports that a rideshare company catered exclusively for women is launching in Atlanta. Called HERide, the company was founded by Jillian Anderson, a former Lyft driver of four years. “The main thing that makes us different is we are for women by women,” founder Anderson said. “All of
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Las Vegas Uber Driver, Dawed Oumer Mekonene, Arrested and Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Passenger

An article published by Associated Press News reports that on Tuesday December 21, Las Vegas area Uber driver, Dawed Mekonene, was arrested and chared with sexually motivated kidnapping, battery by strangulation with intent to commit sexual assault, and two counts of sexual assault. Mekonene is accused of raping a female passenger who police said
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Long-overdue Lyft safety report shows more than 4,000 sexual assaults occurred in three-year period

“Ride-hailing company refuses to accept responsibility for drivers’ criminal behavior” – attorney Steve Estey Lyft’s first ever safety report covers 2017-2019, when 4,158 sexual assault incidents were reported. The figure includes 360 rapes. In addition, there were 10 fatal physical assaults reported. Despite Lyft’s so-called commitment to safety, the company continues to
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