Uber driver charged with rape

*A woman who had been hanging out with co-workers until the wee hours of the morning before she decided to call an Uber taxi, is now claiming that the driver who picked her up sexually assaulted her.

The Chicago Tribune reports the woman and her friends were  on the North Side of the city when she decided to call an Uber in the early hours of November 16. Maxime Fohounhedo was the driver who answered the call around 3 a.m., and asked the woman to ride in the front passenger seat because he did not know the route to her destination.

Uber fancies itself on being “untaxi-like in this respect; saying it is your choice to ride in the front, as opposed to the back, like a regular taxi.

Fohounhedo claimed that because he didn’t know the directions to get to her place that she should sit in the front to point out where he should go.

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