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Many Women Allege Sexual Assault After Riding with Lyft and Uber

sexual assault in rideshare uber or lyft - Frekhtman & Associates Attorneys

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have a legal duty to provide all passengers with reasonable safety and security. No customer should ever have to worry about being sexually assaulted, kidnapped or otherwise abused by a rideshare company driver. Although many drivers may still be independent contractors, Uber, Lyft and the other rideshare companies must prioritize safety at all times. Current news headlines clearly indicate that far too many female passengers are being abused by drivers. In 2018, CNN reported that at least 103 Uber drivers had been accused of sexually assaulting or otherwise abusing their passengers during the most recent...

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Police in Search of Two Queens Suspects In multiple Sexual Assaults

Police on Thursday night were looking for two men who are responsible for three separate sexual assaults in Queens, New York over the last few days. Police also on Thursday released a sketch of a man, who they say was responsible for two of the sexual assaults in Queens, New York over in the last few days and they have also offered a reward of $12,000 dollars for his conviction. According to Police in both cases the victims at bus stops were approached by this man. The first incident occurred at about 2 a.m. when officers that say a 23-year-old woman was waiting...

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Woman assaulted by a Queens man faking as Policeman

A vigilant neighbor helped cops to nab a suspect who raped a woman while disguising himself in a police uniform on Thursday. The Queens district Attorney says Anthony Lane (35) disguised himself as a policeman to gain entry inside a Flushing woman’s home. He also flashed fake a fake officer’s badge. When the woman opened the door, Lane assaulted the woman and forced her inside where he repeatedly raped her. However a vigilant neighbor heard the woman’s screams and nabbed the suspect who also stole money from the victim. The accused was charged with 10 felony counts which includes first-degree rape, secondary Lane was charged...

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Rapist received 75 years imprisonment by Manhattan Supreme Court

A serial rapist was sentenced to 75 years in jail by the Manhattan Supreme Court Judge. The accused verbally abused the judge and unleashed a string of obscenities at his own lawyer. The accused Rovell Washington, 56, got convicted last month. He had raped and sexually assaulted two prostitutes and a female security guard in 2002. Two of the victims were raped after the accused held them with a knife, and threatened to throw the third victim from a 13-story building....

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Columbia Torture Trial: Defendant Found Guilty

A man who was accused of torturing and raping a Columbia University graduate student was found guilty of 44 of 46 counts. The accused named Robert Williams, was found guilty of kidnapping, burglary and arson charges. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, Williams was not found guilty of first-degree assault on two charges. When judge sentenced the verdict to Williams, he turned over in his cell and went back to sleep. However William’s lawyer, Arnold Levine said that his client is unfit, and is not competent to stand trail. Williams's lawyer, Arnold Levine, says that proves Williams should never have had...

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Closing Arguments Today In Columbia Torture Trial

Attorneys are expected to wrap up their legal cases today in the trial of Robert Williams who was charged with torturing and raping a graduate student from Columbia University, New York. William was slapped with 71 counts including kidnapping, burglary, arson and sexual assault. Prosecutors told that he repeatedly sodomized and raped the 24-year old graduate student during a 19 hour ordeal in April, 2007. Williams did not attend court on the first day when victim testified, and refused to appear before court after the lunch break on the second day. He will face life imprisonment if convicted....

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