Lyft driver Jason Lamont Fenwick is third area rideshare driver accused of rape since 2018. His trial is slated to begin Nov. 4 at the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.
Briefly appearing in court on Wednesday, October 16, Jason Lamont Fenwick, 52, is facing felony charges of assault with intent to commit various sex acts during a residential burglary, unlawful oral copulation of an intoxicated individual, unlawful sexual penetration by a foreign object of an intoxicated individual and first-degree residential burglary. He also faces a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a concealed recording device.
Accofing to attorney J. Jeff Chambliss, Fenwick remains in custody on $250,000 bail.
The victim, who remains anonymous, allegedly called for a Lyft driver on November 4, 2018. According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department, she did so after she became too intoxicated to drive from her location in Arroyo Grande to her home in Nipomo.
Fenwick responded to her call, and transported the victim to her home. According to a sheriff’s spokesman, once they arrived, Fenwick helped her inside. At this point, he allegedly sexually assaulted the victim after she lost consciousness.
Fenwick had reportedly been driving for Lyft in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties for more than a year at the time of his arrest. Authorities believe there may be more victims, however no additional victims have come forward.
Fenwick is the third rideshare driver from northern Santa Barbara County accused of rape since 2018.
Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez, of Santa Maria, drove for Uber and is accused of raping several women in San Luis Obispo. Alarcon-Nunez was arrested in January 2018. He has plead not guilty and is slated for trial. We already represent one of Alarcon-Nunez’s victims, and believe there may be others who have yet to come forward.
Shadi Abdul Aziz, is another former driver from Santa Maria, who pleaded guilty to rape stemming from an incident in April. He plead guilty on Thursday, October 10, and was sentenced to one year in County Jail.
If you believe that you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual assault by Jason Lamont Fenwick, we can help. We will fight for you. You do not have to suffer alone, please contact us immediately to explore your legal options and get help today.