A Huntington Beach Uber driver has been arrested in Laguna Beach for the
alleged sexual assault of one of his customers. The case is just the latest
of many reports nationwide of ride-sharing drivers who have been accused
of perpetrating crimes against their passengers.
KTLA 5 reports, authorities now have 22-year-old Samer Mahran in custody. According
to the victim, Mahran attacked her in the early morning hours of Saturday,
November 5. Mahran then allegedly fled the scene.
The Laguna Beach Police Department worked directly with Uber to discover
the identity of the driver. While the investigation is ongoing, Mahran
is currently being held in the Orange County Jail on $100,000 bond.
Taking Legal Action
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