LAS VEGAS, NV - On December 21, police arrested Dawed Oumer Mekonene, 30, after he reportedly raped his passenger.
On December 16, Mekonene picked up a woman visiting the city, who contacted Uber for a short ride back to an apartment complex.
The victim briefly fell asleep in the backseat of the suspect’s Toyota Camry, only to awaken to being sexually assaulted by the driver, according to a police report.
When the woman resisted, she was strangled into unconsciousness.
The Ethiopian national eventually took her to her original destination, physically pulling her out of the vehicle and leaving her naked in the road, according to court documents.
Mekonene was charged with two counts of felony sexual assault and battery by strangulation to commit sexual assault. He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $200,000 bail.
*Uber has a history of hiring illegal aliens, along with many “migrants” from countries whose cultures often treat women and children as nothing more than property. Not surprisingly, at least 395 women were sexually assaulted as a result of using both of the popular ridesharing services between 2013 and 2018, according to the watchdog website “Who’s Driving You?”
In 2017, the state of Colorado actually fined Uber $8.9 million for allowing people with criminal convictions to work as drivers.