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 the evening, the woman became sick and started vomiting while leaving. She called a Lyft to take her back to her hotel, and Rojas arrived to pick her up in a Mitsubishi Galant.
Around 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, she got in his back seat and said Rojas made a comment about her blue dress in Spanish. She fell asleep and woke up to Rojas’ phone pinging that they were at the Berkeley Shore Hotel, where she was staying, the report said.
She looked up and saw they arrived at Berkeley Shore, but told police that Rojas began to drive away. After driving around, he parked the car and hopped in the backseat with her while she was still lying down. He then began pulling up her dress and taking off her underwear against her will.
She repeatedly told him no and tried to stop his sexual advances, but police said she was too intoxicated to fight him off. After several minutes, he stopped and subsequently dropped the victim off back at her hotel, where she called the police shortly thereafter.
According to court records, Rojas remains in custody. A judge set Rojas’ bond at $500,000 and ordered him to stay away from the woman in addition to relinquishing his passport.