In September of 2019, we first reported on the arrest of Alfonso Alarcon Nunez, a former Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting or stealing from intoxicated women who had ordered rides or whom he had picked up in 2017 and 2018 in the Central California counties of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. According to prosecutors, Nunez would drive the women to their homes, follow them inside, sexually assault them, steal their wallets, cellphones and jewelry, and in some cases would debit their Venmo accounts for the fares to conceal his connection to Uber.
On Friday, March 26 2021, Nunez was found guilty of sexually assaulting and stealing from five passengers. According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, it took jurors less than three hours to convict Alfonso Alarcon Nunez of 13 felonies, including three charges of rape.
When he is sentenced in April, Nunez could face life in prison.