Of the 103 cases, only 18 of them were dropped or the suspect was found not guilty.
A CNN investigation has revealed some terrible news about the transportation app, Uber. The exclusive report says that 103 Uber drivers have been accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse that have been inflicted on their passengers. The reports are not coming from one city, but a number of locations such as San Diego, Miami, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle, Denver, Boston and more.
A woman tells the publication of the time she got in an Uber after a night out drinking and after asking her driver to pull over to vomit, she passed out in the backseat and woke up to him raping her. She managed to push him off and then called 911. John David Sanchez, 54, was arrested and police found video evidence on his computer of him doing the same acts to young teenagers for at least five years. He was sentenced 80 years in prison.
The findings by CNN are cases the have happened in the last four years and there are no public records of the happenings, as "analysis comes from an in-depth review of police reports, federal court records and county court databases for 20 major U.S. cities."
"You are pretty much hitchhiking with strangers," another victim told CNN. "How many people is it going to take to get assaulted before something is done?" CNN also did an analysis on Lyft, Uber's competitor, and found 18 cases of the same offenses in the last four years.
"We aren't simply filing cases so Uber [can] pay women money and their lawyers to be quiet about it," Attorney Jeanne Christensen told CNN. "That was a conscious decision that we made. Uber has done a miraculous job at keeping this story quiet."