RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) – Police are searching for an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a University of California, Riverside student he dropped off at a campus apartment complex earlier this month.
The alleged sexual assault occurred in the early morning hours of May 14. According to the University of California Police Department, a woman said she was picked up in Riverside by an Uber driver and driven to her residence at the UCR Plaza Apartment at 1020 Linden St.
UCPD officers were called to the apartment complex just before 3 a.m. The woman told investigators she had been sexually assaulted, police said.
The suspect was identified Tuesday as 41-year-old Jamaal Andrew Lee of Moreno Valley. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
An Uber spokesman told CBS2 that Lee was banned shortly after the incident was reported.
“What the rider reported is appalling. We will continue to work with police on the investigation,” Uber said in a statement. “The driver has been banned from Uber.”
Lee may be driving a white 2004 Ford Explorer with California license plate 6AOG427, police said.
Anyone with information on Lee’s whereabouts should call police immediately.